Definitions for: Wet


[n] wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the window"
[adj] (slang) very drunk
[adj] consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; "a wet cargo"; "a wet canteen"
[adj] producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow"; "lactating cows"
[adj] supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet platform"; "a wet county"
[adj] covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet paint"; "wet weather"
[v] make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year old boy still wets his bed"
[v] cause to become wet; "Wet your face"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wet (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.]
[OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel.
v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See
Water.]
1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid;
moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid
upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
``Wet cheeks.'' --Shak.

2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. ``Wet
October's torrent flood.'' --Milton.

3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some
other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in
distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or
fusion is employed.

4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.

Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
etc.

Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]

Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.


Wet, n. [AS. w[=ae]ta. See Wet, a.]
1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable
degree.

Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet. --Chaucer.

Now the sun, with more effectual beams, Had cheered
the face of earth, and dried the wet From drooping
plant. --Milton.

2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

3. A dram; a drink. [Slang]


Wet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. &
vb. n. Wetting.] [AS. w[=ae]tan.]
To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle;
to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the
surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to
wet the hands; to wet cloth. ``[The scene] did draw tears
from me and wetted my paper.'' --Burke.

Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . . Whether
to deck with clouds the uncolored sky, Or wet the
thirsty earth with falling showers. --Milton.

To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a
dram of liquor. [Colloq.]

Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
--Walton.

Synonyms: alcoholic, bedewed, besotted, besprent, blind drunk, blotto, boggy, clammy, crocked, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, drenched, dripping, drippy, drizzly, drunk, dunked, fresh, fuddled, humid, inebriated, intoxicated, lactating, loaded, marshy, miry, misty, moist, moisture, mucky, muddy, muggy, perspiring, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, quaggy, rainy, reeking, saturated, showery, slopped, sloshed, sloughy, smashed, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, sozzled, sprinkled, squiffy, steaming, steamy, sticky, stiff, swampy, sweating, sweaty, tacky, tiddley, tiddly, tight, tipsy, undried, washed, waterlogged, watery

Antonyms: dry, dry, dry out

See Also: alter, bedew, besprinkle, change, dampen, douse, dowse, drench, irrigate, make, make water, micturate, moisten, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, soak, sop, souse, sparge, spend a penny, sprinkle, squirt, take a leak, urinate, wash, water, wee, wee-wee, wetness

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