wet


wet
wet [wet]
adj.
wetter, wettest [ME < OE wæt, akin to ON vatr: for IE base see WATER]
1. moistened, covered, or saturated with water or other liquid
2. rainy; foggy; misty [a wet day]
3. not yet dry [wet paint]
4. preserved or bottled in a liquid
5. using water; done with or in water or other liquid [wet sanding ]
6. permitting or favoring the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; opposing prohibition [a wet candidate, wet town]
7. [Brit. Informal] weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
n.
1. water or other liquid; moisture
2. rain or rainy weather [come in out of the wet ]
3. Informal a person who favors the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; one opposed to prohibition
4. [Brit. Informal]
a) a person considered weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
b) a Conservative who is moderate or willing to compromise
vt., vi.
wet or wetted, wetting
1. to make or become wet: often with through or down
2. to make (a bed, oneself, etc.) wet by urination
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☆ all wet
Slang wrong; mistaken
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wet behind the ears
Informal young and inexperienced; immature
wetly
adv.
wetness
n.
SYN.- WET is applied to something covered or soaked with water or other liquid [wet streets, clothes, etc. ] or to something not yet dry [wet paint ]; DAMP implies slight, usually undesirable or unpleasant wetness [a damp room ]; DANK suggests a disagreeable, chilling, unwholesome dampness [a dank fog ]; MOIST implies slight but, unlike DAMP, often desirable wetness [moist air ]; HUMID implies such permeation of the air with moisture as to make for discomfort [a hot, humid day ] -ANT. DRY

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