(West"ward), a. Lying toward the west.
Yond same star that's westward from the pole.Shak.
(West"ward), n. The western region or countries; the west.
(West"ward*ly), adv. In a westward direction.
(West"y) a. Dizzy; giddy. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wet) a. [Compar. Wetter ; superl. Wettest.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w&aemacrt; akin to OFries.
wet, Icel. vatr, Sw. våt, Dan. vaad, and E. water. &radic137. 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.
Syn. Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
(Wet) n. [AS. w&aemacrta. 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,Milton.
Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
3. A dram; a drink. [Slang]
(Wet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. & vb. n. Wetting.] [AS. w&aemacrtan.]
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 . . .Milton. To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor. [Colloq.]
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
Or wet the
thirsty earth with falling showers.
Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.Walton.
(Wet"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The chaffinch, whose cry is thought to foretell rain. [Prov. Eng.]