/wɛt / (say wet)

adjective (wetter, wettest)
1. covered or soaked, wholly or in part, with water or some other liquid: wet hands; a wet sponge.
2. moist, damp, or not dry: wet ink; wet paint.
3. characterised by the presence or use of water or other liquid: the wet method of chemical analysis.
4. rainy; having a rainy climate.
5. characterised by or favouring allowance of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
6. Colloquial weak; feeble; spiritless.
7. adhering to the policies of a wet (def. 15).
8. (of sheep) having fleece too wet to be shorn.
9. Colloquial irritable; angry.
10. wetness; moisture.
11. a wet state, condition, or place.
12. rain.
13. US someone who favours allowance of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
14. Colloquial a weak, usually dreary, person.
15. someone within a political party, etc., who is opposed to an uncompromising fiscal policy (opposed to dry).
verb (wet or wetted, wetting)
verb (t)
16. to make wet.
17. to make wet, as by urinating: the child wet the bed.
verb (i)
18. to become wet.
19. the big wet, Colloquial a spell of flooding rain.
20. the wet, the rainy season in central and northern Australia, usually from December to March.
21. wet behind the ears, Colloquial naive; immature or inexperienced. {Phrase Origin: from the fact that many animals, when newly born, have a small depression behind the ears which takes a long time to dry out}
22. wet one's whistle, Colloquial to satisfy one's thirst, usually with an alcoholic drink. {Phrase Origin: with humorous reference to the throat and mouth}
{Middle English wett, properly past participle of wete, Old English wǣtan to wet; replacing Middle English weet, Old English wǣt}
wetly, adverb
wetness, noun
wetter, noun
wettish, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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