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WET, a. [Gr., L.]

1. Containing water, as wet land, or a wet cloth; or having water or other liquid upon the surface, as a wet table. Wet implies more water or liquid than moist or humid.

2. Rainy; as wet weather; a wet season.

WET, n.

1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree. Wear thick shoes or pattens to keep your feet from the wet.

2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

WET, v.t. pret. and pp. wet. But wetted is sometimes used.

1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle or humectate; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in liquor; as, to wet a spunge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth.

Wet the thirsty earth with falling showrs.

2. To moisten with drink.



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WET, a. [Gr., L.]

1. Containing water, as wet land, or a wet cloth; or having water or other liquid upon the surface, as a wet table. Wet implies more water or liquid than moist or humid.

2. Rainy; as wet weather; a wet season.

WET, n.

1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree. Wear thick shoes or pattens to keep your feet from the wet.

2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

WET, v.t. pret. and pp. wet. But wetted is sometimes used.

1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle or humectate; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in liquor; as, to wet a spunge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth.

Wet the thirsty earth with falling showrs.

2. To moisten with drink.

WET, a. [Sax. wæt; Sw. väta, Dan. væde, moisture, Gr. ὑετος; L. udus.]

  1. Containing water, as wet land, or a sod cloth; or having water or other liquid upon the surface, as a wet table. Wet implies more water or liquid than moist or humid.
  2. Rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.

WET, n.

  1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree. Wear thick shoes or pattens to keep your feet from the wet.
  2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather. – Swift.

WET, v.t. [pret. and pp. wet. But wetted is sometimes used. Sax. wætan; Sw. väta; Dan. væder.]

  1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid: to sprinkle or humectate; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in liquor; as, to wet a spunge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth. Wet the thirsty earth with falling show'rs. – Milton.
  2. To moisten with drink. – Walton.

Wet
  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.

    "Wet October's torrent flood." Milton.
  5. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
  6. 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.
  7. A dram; a drink.

    [Slang]
  8. 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.

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Wet

WET, adjective [Gr., Latin ]

1. Containing water, as wet land, or a wet cloth; or having water or other liquid upon the surface, as a wet table. wet implies more water or liquid than moist or humid.

2. Rainy; as wet weather; a wet season.

WET, noun

1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree. Wear thick shoes or pattens to keep your feet from the wet

2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

WET, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive wet But wetted is sometimes used.

1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle or humectate; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in liquor; as, to wet a spunge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth.

WET the thirsty earth with falling showrs.

2. To moisten with drink.

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