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.
Origin: AS. Waeta. See Wet.
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."
2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet October's torrent flood."
3. <chemistry> 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. Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See Blanket, Dock, etc. Wet goods, intoxicating liquors.
Synonyms: Nasty, humid, damp, moist. See Nasty.
Origin: OE. Wet, weet, AS. Wt; akin to OFries. Wt, Icel. Vatr, Sw. Vat, Dan. Vaad, and E. Water. See Water.
(01 Mar 1998)