wet /ˈwɛt/ 形容詞
Wet a. [Compar. Wetter superl. Wettest.]
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.”
2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. “Wet October's torrent flood.”
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]
Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.
Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
Syn: -- Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
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,
Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
From drooping plant. --Milton.
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.] 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.”
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . .
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. --Milton.
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. --Walton.
adj 1: covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet
bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet paint"; "wet
weather" [ant: dry]
2: supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of
alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet
platform"; "a wet county" [ant: dry]
3: producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow";
"lactating cows" [syn: lactating] [ant: dry]
4: consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; "a wet cargo";
"a wet canteen"
5: very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked,
cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated,
plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked,
soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley,
n : wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the
window" [syn: moisture]
v 1: cause to become wet; "Wet your face" [ant: dry]
2: make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year
old boy still wets his bed"
[also: wetting, wetted, wettest, wetter]