Complete Definition of "wet"

English

Etymology
Old English wæt|wǣt

Pronunciation
enPR|wÄt, IPA|/wÉt/, SAMPA|/wEt/
audio|en-us-wet.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|Ét

Homophones
whet (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Adjective
en-adj|wett|er

  1. Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.

#: I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet.

  1. Of weather or a day, rainy.

#: Itâs going to be wet tomorrow.

  1. Made up of liquid or moisture.

#: Water is wet.

  1. informal Of a person, ineffectual.

#: Don't be so wet.

  1. slang Of a woman, sexually aroused.

#: He got me all wet.

Synonyms
italbrac|covered with liquid: damp, saturated, soaked
italbrac|of weather or a day: damp, raining, rainy
italbrac|made up of liquid: wetting
italbrac|of a person: feeble, hopeless, ineffectual, useless

Antonyms
italbrac|covered with liquid: dry
italbrac|of weather or a day: dry

Derived terms
wet behind the ears
wet blanket
wetting agent

Translations
trans-top|of an object: covered with or impregnated with liquid
Albanian: qullur, lagur
Arabic: ARchar|ÙبÙÙÙ (mablú:l)
Balinese: belus
Bosnian: t-|bs|mokar|m
Catalan: moll
Chinese: æ¿ (shÄ«)
Crimean Tatar: cıbıtmek
Croatian: t-|hr|mokar|m
Czech: t-|cs|mokrý, t-|cs|vlhký
Danish: våd
Dutch: nat, natte, vochtig, vochtige
Esperanto: t-|eo|malseka|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|märkä
French: t-|fr|mouillé|m, t-|fr|mouillée|f
German: t-|de|naÃ, t+|de|feucht
Hebrew: he-translation|ר×××|ratóv/ratúv m, he-translation|ר××××|retuvá f
Hungarian: t-|hu|nedves
Icelandic: t+|is|votur, t+|is|blautur
Indonesian: t+|id|basah|xs=Indonesian
Italian: t+|it|molle, t+|it|bagnato|m, t-|it|bagnata|f
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¿¡ãã (ã¬ãã, nureta)
Korean: ì ë¤ (jeojda, jeot-)
Kurdish: t+|ku|تÙâÚ|sc=KUchar
Norwegian: t+|no|våt, t+|no|bløt
Old English: t-|ang|wæt|altwǣt|xsOld English
Old Norse: vátr, blautr
Portuguese: t-|pt|molhado
Polish: t+|pl|mokry
Romanian: t-|ro|ud
Russian: мокÑÑй (mókryj), ÑÑÑой (syrój)
Serbian:

Slovak: mokrý m, mokrá f, mokré n
Slovenian: moker
Spanish: t+|es|mojado
Swedish: t+|sv|våt, t+|sv|blöt
Tagalog: basa
Telugu: తడి (taDi)
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trans-top|of weather: rainy (See rainy)
Hebrew: he-translation|ר×××|ratóv/ratúv m
Finnish: t+|fi|märkä
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Norwegian: t-|no|vått, t-|no|regnfullt
Romanian: t-|ro|ploios
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trans-top|made of liquid or moisture
Crimean Tatar: cıbıtmek
Dutch: t+|nl|nat, t+|nl|natte
Esperanto: t-|eo|malseka|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|märkä
German: nass (alternative naÃ)
Hebrew: he-translation|ר×××|ratóv/ratúv m, he-translation|ר××××|retuvá f
trans-mid
Norwegian: t+|no|våt, t-|no|fuktig
Old English: t-|ang|wæt|altwǣt|xsOld English
Romanian: t-|ro|ud
Swedish: våt, vätande
Telugu: తడి (taDi)
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trans-top|of a person: ineffectual
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trans-top|of a woman: sexually aroused
Finnish: t+|fi|märkä
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Breton: gleb
ttbc|Estonian: märg#Estonian|märg
ttbc|Welsh: gwlyb
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Noun
en-noun

  1. liquid|Liquid or moisture.
  2. rainy|Rainy weather.

#: Don't go out in the wet.

  1. context|UK|pejorative A moderate Conservative.

Translations
trans-top|pejorative: moderate Conservative
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Verb
en-verb|wets|wetting|wet or wetted

  1. transitive To cover or impregnate with liquid.
  2. transitive To urinate accidentally in or on.

#: Johnny wets the bed several times a week.

  1. intransitive To become wet

Derived terms
wet oneself
wet one's whistle

Translations
trans-top|cover or impregnate with liquid
Dutch: natmaken
Esperanto: t-|eo|malsekigi|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: märg#Estonian|märjaks tegema, niisutama
Finnish: t+|fi|kastella
French: t+|fr|mouiller
German: befeuchten, durchnässen, nass machen
Hebrew: he-translation|×ר×××|hirtív
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|bagnare
Korean: ì ìë¤ (jeoksida)
Romanian: t-|ro|uda
Russian: моÑиÑÑ (moÄítâ)
Slovak: namoÄiÅ¥
Swedish: fukta, blöta, väta
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trans-top|urinate accidentally in or on
Dutch: plassen
Finnish: t+|fi|kastella
German: nässen, nass machen
Hebrew: he-translation|×ר×××|hirtív
Italian: t+|it|bagnare
trans-mid
Japanese: t-|ja|æ¿¡ãã|trnurasu|scJpan
Korean: ì ìë¤ (jeoksida)
Romanian: t-|ro|uda
Russian: моÑиÑÑ (moÄítâ)
Slovak: moÄiÅ¥
Spanish: t-|es|mearse
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trans-top|become wet
Finnish: t-|fi|kastua
German: nass werden
Hebrew: he-translation|נר××|nirt&aacute;v
trans-mid
Japanese: æ¿¡ãã (ã¬ãã, nureru)
Korean: ì ë¤ (jeojda, jeot-)
Romanian: t-|ro|uda, t+|ro|excita
Slovak: zmoknúť
Swedish: vätas
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ttbc|Breton: glebiañ
ttbc|Indonesian: basah

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Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÊÉt/

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|wetten|wetje

  1. law (rule)
  2. law physics

Derived terms
grondwet

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