Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.
Of weather or a time period, rainy.
- I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet .
- It’s going to be wet tomorrow.
Made up of liquid or moisture.
- wet October's torrent flood
(informal) Of a person, ineffectual.
- Water is wet .
(slang) Of a woman or girl, sexually aroused.
- Don't be so wet .
(slang, of a person) Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.
- He got me all wet .
(of a scientist or laboratory) Working with chemical or biological matter.
(chemistry) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.
- That guy's wet ; after all, he just started yesterday.
Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition.
* 1995 , Richard F. Hamm, Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment
- the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed
(fountain pens and calligraphy) Depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
* This pen's a wet writer, so it'll feather on this cheap paper.
(slang, archaic) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
- The wet states would be "the greatest beneficiaries" because the amendment would root out the liquor traffic within their cities.
Covered in a sauce.
* 2000 , Robert Allen Palmatier, Food: a dictionary of literal and nonliteral terms , page 372
* 2005 , Restaurant business , Volume 104, Issues 1-10
- A chimichanga (MWCD: 1982) is a burrito that is deep-fried, rather than baked, and is served in the fashion of a wet burrito.
* 2011 , J. Gabriel Gates, Charlene Keel, Dark Territory , page 13
- The new item is its first "wet ," or sauce-topped, burrito.
- But I'm getting the wet burrito.” Ignacio looked down at some sort of a tomato sauce–covered tortilla tube.
* (covered with liquid) damp, saturated, soaked
* (of weather or a day) damp, raining, rainy
* (sexually aroused) horny
* (made up of liquid) wetting
* (ineffectual) feeble, hopeless, useless
* (inexperienced) green, wet behind the ears
* (burrito) chimichanga
* (covered with liquid) dry
* (of weather or a day) dry
* (of a scientist or lab) dry
* all wet
* wet bar
* wet behind the ears
* wet blanket
Liquid or moisture.
- Now the sun, with more effectual beams, / Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet / From drooping plant.
(British, pejorative) A moderate Conservative.
(colloquial) An alcoholic drink.
* 1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, page 60:
- Don't go out in the wet .
- ‘A pity,’ said Jim, ‘I thought we was going to have a free wet .’
To cover or impregnate with liquid.
To urinate accidentally in or on.
To become wet
- Johnny wets the bed several times a week.
* wet oneself
* wet one's beak
* wet one's whistle
* wet the baby's head
(US) A dwelling, a domed hut similar to a wigwam, used by some Native Americans in the northeastern United States, especially the Wampanoag.
* 2001 , Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. Wynne, The Pilgrims, the Mayflower & more; grades 1-3 , page 17:
* 2003 , Janet Riehecky, The Wampanoag: The People of the First Light , page 13:
- Wetus ranged in size between about 10 to 15 feet in diameter. As many as ten people lived inside.
* 2005 , Janey Levy, The Wampanoag of Massachusetts and Rhode Island , page 22:
- To make a wetu', the Wampanoag set poles made from cedar saplings into the ground. They bent the poles over and covered them with cattail reeds or bark. A '''wetu''' was either circular or oval. Most ' wetu were about 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters)
* 2008 , Frances H. Kennedy, American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook , page 31:
- Wetus' were commonly about 12 feet (3.7 m) wide and 14 to 20 feet (4.3 to 6.1 m) long. Sometimes three or four families shared a single house. These ' wetus could be up to 100 feet (30.4 m) long and 30 feet (9.1 m) wide.
- In one corner of the village a man is emerging from a sweat-house; in the village's center a child sleeps in a wetu while a little boy on the roof hides from his dog, their only domesticated animal. A woman in mourning speaks to the sachem.