Pronunciation: (wet),[key] —adj.,wet•ter, wet•test, —n., v.,wet or wet•ted, wet•ting.
—adj. 1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands. 2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint. 3. characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.
4. moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous. 5. allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town. 6. characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season. 7. laden with a comparatively high percent of moisture or vapor, esp. water vapor: There was a wet breeze from the west. 8. Informal. a. intoxicated.
b. marked by drinking: a wet night. 9. using water or done under or in water, as certain chemical, mining, and manufacturing processes.
10. all wet,Informal.completely mistaken; in error: He insisted that our assumptions were all wet. 11. wet behind the ears, immature; naive; green: She was too wet behind the ears to bear such responsibilities.
—n. 1. something that is or makes wet, as water or other liquid; moisture: The wet from the earth had made the basement unlivable. 2. damp weather; rain: Stay out of the wet as much as possible. 3. a person in favor of allowing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
4. Informal(disparaging and offensive). a wetback.
—v.t. 1. to make (something) wet, as by moistening or soaking (sometimes fol. by through or down): Wet your hands before soaping them. 2. to urinate on or in: The dog had wet the carpet.
—v.i. 1. to become wet (sometimes fol. by through or down): Dampness may cause plastered walls to wet. My jacket has wet through. 2. (of animals and children) to urinate.
3. wet out,to treat (fabric) with a wetting agent to increase its absorbency.
4. wet one's whistle. See whistle (def. 16).