wet: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wet), [key]
— adj., n., v., wet•ter, wet•test, wet wet•ted, wet•ting.
- moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.
- in a liquid form or state: wet paint.
- characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.
- moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous.
- allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town.
- characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season.
- laden with a comparatively high percent of moisture or vapor, esp. water vapor: There was a wet breeze from the west.
- a wet night.
- marked by drinking:a wet night.
- using water or done under or in water, as certain chemical, mining, and manufacturing processes.
- completely mistaken; in error: He insisted that our assumptions were all wet.
- immature; naive; green: She was too wet behind the ears to bear such responsibilities.
- something that is or makes wet, as water or other liquid; moisture: The wet from the earth had made the basement unlivable.
- damp weather; rain: Stay out of the wet as much as possible.
- a person in favor of allowing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
- . a wetback.
- to make (something) wet, as by moistening or soaking (sometimes fol. by through or down): Wet your hands before soaping them.
- to urinate on or in: The dog had wet the carpet.
- to become wet (sometimes fol. by through or down): Dampness may cause plastered walls to wet. My jacket has wet through.
- (of animals and children) to urinate.
- to treat (fabric) with a wetting agent to increase its absorbency.
- See(def. 16).
- wet (Thesaurus)