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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wet  \Wet\  (w[e^]t),  a.  [Compar.  {Wetter};  superl.  {Wettest}.] 
  [OE.  wet,  weet,  AS  w[=ae]t;  akin  to  OFries  w[=e]t,  Icel. 
  v[=a]tr,  Sw  v[*a]t,  Dan.  vaad,  and  E.  water.  [root]137.  See 
  {Water}.] 
  1.  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. 
  ``Wet  cheeks.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Very  damp;  rainy;  as  wet  weather;  a  wet  season.  ``Wet 
  October's  torrent  flood.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Chem.)  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. 
 
  4.  Refreshed  with  liquor;  drunk.  [Slang]  --Prior. 
 
  {Wet  blanket},  {Wet  dock},  etc  See  under  {Blanket},  {Dock}, 
  etc 
 
  {Wet  goods},  intoxicating  liquors.  [Slang] 
 
  Syn:  Nasty;  humid;  damp;  moist.  See  {Nasty}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wet  \Wet\,  n.  [AS.  w[=ae]ta.  See  {Wet},  a.] 
  1.  Water  or  wetness;  moisture  or  humidity  in  considerable 
  degree. 
 
  Have  here  a  cloth  and  wipe  away  the  wet.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Now  the  sun,  with  more  effectual  beams,  Had  cheered 
  the  face  of  earth,  and  dried  the  wet  From  drooping 
  plant.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Rainy  weather;  foggy  or  misty  weather. 
 
  3.  A  dram;  a  drink.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wet  \Wet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wet}  (rarely  {Wetted});  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Wetting}.]  [AS.  w[=ae]tan.] 
  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.  ``[The  scene]  did  draw  tears 
  from  me  and  wetted  my  paper.''  --Burke. 
 
  Ye  mists  and  exhalations,  that  now  rise  .  .  .  Whether 
  to  deck  with  clouds  the  uncolored  sky,  Or  wet  the 
  thirsty  earth  with  falling  showers.  --Milton. 
 
  {To  wet  one's  whistle},  to  moisten  one's  throat;  to  drink  a 
  dram  of  liquor.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Let  us  drink  the  other  cup  to  wet  our  whistles. 
  --Walton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wet 
  adj  1:  covered  or  soaked  with  a  liquid  such  as  water;  "a  wet 
  bathing  suit";  "wet  sidewalks";  "wet  paint";  "wet 
  weather"  [ant:  {dry}] 
  2:  supporting  or  permitting  the  legal  production  and  sale  of 
  alcoholic  beverages;  "a  wet  candidate  running  on  a  wet 
  platform";  "a  wet  county"  [ant:  {dry}] 
  3:  producing  or  secreting  milk;  "a  wet  nurse";  "a  wet  cow"; 
  "lactating  cows"  [syn:  {lactating}]  [ant:  {dry}] 
  4:  consisting  of  or  trading  in  alcoholic  liquor;  "a  wet  cargo"; 
  "a  wet  canteen" 
  5:  slang  for  `drunk'  [syn:  {besotted},  {blind},  {blind  drunk}, 
  {blotto},  {crocked},  {fuddled},  {loaded},  {pissed},  {pixilated}, 
  {plastered},  {potty},  {slopped},  {sloshed},  {smashed},  {soaked}, 
  {soused},  {sozzled},  {squiffy},  {stiff},  {tiddly},  {tiddley}, 
  {tight},  {tipsy}] 
  n  :  wetness  caused  by  water;  "drops  of  wet  gleamed  on  the 
  window"  [syn:  {moisture}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  become  wet;  "Wet  your  face"  [ant:  {dry}] 
  2:  make  one's  bed  or  clothes  wet  by  urinating;  "This  eight  year 
  old  boy  still  wets  his  bed" 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  WET 
  Western  European  Time  [+0000]  (TZ,  WDT) 
 
 




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