Wet meaning

wĕt
Wet means a liquid.

An example of wet is rain.

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Not yet dry or firm.

Wet paint.

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The definition of wet is moist, rainy or having liquid on it.

An example of wet used as an adjective is in the phrase "wet towel," which means a towel that has water on it.

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Wet is defined as to make something moist.

An example of wet is to urinate in the bed.

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Something that wets; moisture.
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Rainy or snowy weather.

Go out into the wet.

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(informal) One who supports the legality of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
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To make wet; dampen.

Wet a sponge.

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To make (a bed or one's clothes) wet by urinating.
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To become wet.
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Moistened, covered, or saturated with water or other liquid.
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Rainy; foggy; misty.

A wet day.

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Not yet dry.

Wet paint.

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Preserved or bottled in a liquid.
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Using water; done with or in water or other liquid.

Wet sanding.

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Permitting or favoring the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; opposing prohibition.

A wet candidate, wet town.

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Water or other liquid; moisture.
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Rain or rainy weather.

Come in out of the wet.

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(informal) A person who favors the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; one opposed to prohibition.
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To make or become wet.
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To make (a bed, oneself, etc.) wet by urination.
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Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.

I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet.

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Of weather or a time period, rainy.

It's going to be wet tomorrow.

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Made up of liquid or moisture.

Water is wet.

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(informal) Of a person, ineffectual.

Don't be so wet.

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(slang) Of a woman or girl, sexually aroused.

He got me all wet.

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(slang, of a person) Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.

That guy's wet; after all, he just started yesterday.

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(of a scientist or laboratory) Working with chemical or biological matter.
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(chemistry) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.

The wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed.

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Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition.
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(fountain pens and calligraphy) Depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
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(slang, archaic) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.

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(of a burrito, sandwich, etc.) Covered in a sauce.
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Rainy weather.

Don't go out in the wet.

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(UK, pejorative) A moderate Conservative.
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(colloquial) An alcoholic drink.
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To cover or impregnate with liquid.
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To urinate accidentally in or on.

Johnny wets the bed several times a week.

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(intransitive) To become wet.
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Common misspelling of whet.
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Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water.

A wet towel.

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(informal) Allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

A wet county.

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To urinate.
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(brit., informal) Weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
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(slang) all wet
  • Entirely mistaken.
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wet behind the ears
  • Inexperienced; green.
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(informal) wet (one's) whistle
  • To take a drink.
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all wet
  • wrong; mistaken
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wet behind the ears
  • young and inexperienced; immature
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Origin of wet

  • Middle English from Old English wǣt wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English wett (“wet, moistened"), past participle of Middle English weten (“to wet"), from Old English wÇ£tan (“to wet, moisten, water"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“tanÄ… (“to water, wet"), from Proto-Indo-European *wed-, *wod- (“wet"), *wódrÌ¥ (“water"). Cognate with Scots weit, wete (“to wet"), Icelandic væta (“to wet"). Compare also Middle English weet (“wet"), from Old English wÇ£t (“wet, moist, rainy"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“taz (“wet, moist"), related to Scots weit, weet, wat (“wet"), North Frisian wiat, weet, wäit (“wet"), Saterland Frisian wäit (“wet"), West Frisian wiet (“wet"), Swedish vÃ¥t (“wet"), Norwegian vÃ¥t (“wet"), Danish vÃ¥d (“wet"), Faroese vátur (“wet"), Icelandic votur (“wet"). More at water.

    From Wiktionary