Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]

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.

Now the sun, with more effectual beams,
Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
From drooping plant.

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 . . .
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.

To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor. [Colloq.]

Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.

(Wet"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The chaffinch, whose cry is thought to foretell rain. [Prov. Eng.]

(West"ward), a. Lying toward the west.

Yond same star that's westward from the pole.

(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.

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