WHET, v.t. pret. and pp. whetted or whet. [G.]1. To rub for the purpose of sharpening, as an edge tool; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a sythe or an ax.2. To provoke; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite.3. To provoke; to make angry or acrimonious.Since Cassius first did whet me against Cesar, I have not slept.To whet on or whet forward, to urge on; to instigate. [Not used nor proper.]
WHET, n. 1. The act of sharpening by friction.2. Something that provokes or stimulates the appetite; as sips, drams and whets.