wet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wet), [key]
— adj., n., v., wet•ter, wet•test, wet wet•ted, wet•ting.
  1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.
  2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.
  3. characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.
  4. moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous.
  5. allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town.
  6. characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season.
  7. laden with a comparatively high percent of moisture or vapor, esp. water vapor: There was a wet breeze from the west.
  8. a wet night.
    1. intoxicated.
    2. marked by drinking:a wet night.
  9. using water or done under or in water, as certain chemical, mining, and manufacturing processes.
  10. completely mistaken; in error: He insisted that our assumptions were all wet.
  11. immature; naive; green: She was too wet behind the ears to bear such responsibilities.
  1. something that is or makes wet, as water or other liquid; moisture: The wet from the earth had made the basement unlivable.
  2. damp weather; rain: Stay out of the wet as much as possible.
  3. a person in favor of allowing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
  4. . a wetback.
  1. to make (something) wet, as by moistening or soaking (sometimes fol. by through or down): Wet your hands before soaping them.
  2. to urinate on or in: The dog had wet the carpet.
  1. to become wet (sometimes fol. by through or down): Dampness may cause plastered walls to wet. My jacket has wet through.
  2. (of animals and children) to urinate.
  3. to treat (fabric) with a wetting agent to increase its absorbency.
  4. See(def. 16).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • wet (Thesaurus)