[wet] or [wɛt]
(verb.) make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; 'This eight year old boy still wets his bed'.
(verb.) cause to become wet; 'Wet your face'.
(adj.) consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; 'a wet cargo'; 'a wet canteen' .
(adj.) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; 'a wet bathing suit'; 'wet sidewalks'; 'wet weather' .
(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.) containing moisture or volatile components; 'wet paint' .
Typist: Miranda--From WordNet
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
(a.) Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
(a.) Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
(a.) A dram; a drink.
(imp. & p. p.) of Wet
(v. t.) 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.
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Damp, moist, humid, dank, aqueous, watery.. Rainy, showery.
n. Humidity, moisture, dampness, wetness.
v. a. Moisten, water, irrigate, damp, dampen, sprinkle.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Moist, damp, humid,[See CLOWNISH]
adj. containing water: having water on the surface: rainy: (slang) given to drinking tipsy: (U.S.) allowing the sale of intoxicating liquors as opposed to prohibition.—n. water or wetness: moisture: act of wetting a dram a debauch.—v.t. to make wet: to soak with water: to sprinkle: (slang) to celebrate by drinking:—pr.p. wet′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. wet (rarely) wet′ted.—ns. Wet′-cup′ping the simultaneous application of a cupping-glass and the making an incision on the skin; Wet′-dock a dock or basin for floating vessels at all states of the tide; Wet′ness; Wet′-nurse a nurse who suckles a child for its mother.—adj. Wet′-shod having shoes or feet wet.—n. Wet′ting-machine′ a machine used to damp paper for printing.—adj. Wet′tish somewhat wet.—Wet bob (slang) a boy at school who goes in for rowing in preference to cricket or football; Wet bulb thermometer (see Psychrometer); Wet goods liquors; Wet meter a gas-meter in which the gas to be measured passes through water; Wet plate (phot.) a plate coated with collodion and sensitised with a salt of silver.—A wet blanket a damper kill-joy.
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Unserious Contents or Definition
To dream that you are wet, denotes that a possible pleasure may involve you in loss and disease. You are warned to avoid the blandishments of seemingly well-meaning people. For a young woman to dream that she is soaking wet, portends that she will be disgracefully implicated in some affair with a married man.
- His arms were wet and dirty, and he washed them over the side. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- She's not dead: her eye-lids are quivering, and here's wet tears a-coming down her cheeks. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- He slipped off his worn down-trodden shoes, and cast himself heavily, all wet as he was, upon the bed. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Christian, maul down the victuals from corner-cupboard if canst reach, man, and I'll draw a drap o' sommat to wet it with. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Birkin suddenly appeared in the doorway, in white pyjamas and wet hair, and a towel over his arm. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Damp, but not wet linen, may possibly give colds; but no one catches cold by bathing, and no clothes can be wetter than water itself. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- It was better than wetting our sponge with our tears; both less loss of time where tears had to be waited for, and a better effect at last. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- In another part of the _Times_ establishment there is an ingenious machine for wetting the paper, by which contrivance much labour and time are saved. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- Rapid evaporation of the water from the wet cloths keeps the contents of the jars cool, and that without expense other than the muscular energy needed for wetting the cloths frequently. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- The clerk put on his spectacles, and turned over the leaves of the register, carefully wetting his finger and thumb at every third page. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The rain, which was fast wetting me, dripped over the glass, blurred it, and prevented her from seeing anything. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The trooper plants his legs wider apart, wets the palm of his broad right hand, and lays it on the imaginary moustache. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I swallowed some lavender-drops and tried to write: blotted twenty sheets of paper with unintelligible nonsense and wetted them with my tears. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- To remove the paper, it is wetted at the back with water, and, when quite soft, it is rubbed with the hand. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- Miss Halcombe unhappily exposed herself to be wetted through by a heavy rain. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Between nine and ten tons of paper are thus wetted daily; and the sheets of the _Times_ printed during a year, if spread out and piled one upon another, would form a column as high as Mont Blanc. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- My employer drove home through it in his gig, and reached the house wetted to the skin. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
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