Definition and Meanings for wet

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Wet is ranked 57,754 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of wet

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of wet

oe. wet, weet, as. w; akin to ofries. w, icel. v, sw. v, dan. vaad, and e. water. water as. w. see wet, a.pos as. w

Meaning of wet


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.
  • 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.
  • refreshed with liquor; drunk.

as noun, adjective

  • water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
  • rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
  • a dram; a drink.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
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