An example of wet is rain.
An example of wet used as an adjective is in the phrase "wet towel," which means a towel that has water on it.
An example of wet is to urinate in the bed.
Go out into the wet.
Wet a sponge.
A wet day.
A wet candidate, wet town.
Come in out of the wet.
I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet.
Don't be so wet.
The wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed.
Don't go out in the wet.
Johnny wets the bed several times a week.
A wet towel.
A wet county.
- Entirely mistaken.
- Inexperienced; green.
- To take a drink.
- wrong; mistaken
- young and inexperienced; immature
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"), *wÃ³drÌ¥ (“water"). Cognate with Scots weit, wete (“to wet"), Icelandic vÃ¦ta (“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, wÃ¤it (“wet"), Saterland Frisian wÃ¤it (“wet"), West Frisian wiet (“wet"), Swedish vÃ¥t (“wet"), Norwegian vÃ¥t (“wet"), Danish vÃ¥d (“wet"), Faroese vÃ¡tur (“wet"), Icelandic votur (“wet"). More at water.