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English

Etymology

Old English wǣt

Pronunciation

Homophones

Adjective

wet (comparative wett, superlative er)

Positive
wet

Comparative
wett

Superlative
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.
  2. Of weather or a day, rainy.
    It’s going to be wet tomorrow.
  3. Made up of liquid or moisture.
    Water is wet.
  4. (informal) Of a person, ineffectual.
    Don't be so wet.
  5. (slang) Of a woman, sexually aroused.
    He got me all wet.
  6. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.
    That guy's wet; after all, he just started yesterday.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (covered with liquid): dry
  • (of weather or a day): dry

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Noun

Singular
wet

Plural
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  1. Liquid or moisture.
  2. Rainy weather.
    Don't go out in the wet.
  3. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A moderate Conservative.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to wet

Third person singular
wets

Simple past
wet or wetted

Past participle
-

Present participle
wetting

to wet (third-person singular simple present wets, present participle wetting, simple past and past participle 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.
  3. (intransitive) To become wet

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

wet f. m. (plural wetten, diminutive wetje)

  1. law (rule)
  2. law (body of rules declared and/or enforced by a government)
  3. law (physics)

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