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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective wet:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective wet and its most common antonym:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb wet and its most common antonym:


Wet is sometimes a misspelling of went, where or would.

The word wet is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective wet

What does wet mean as an attribute of a noun?

Wet is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: wetter | wettest

  1. covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
  2. containing moisture or volatile components
    • example: wet paint
    • antonym: dry
  3. supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    • examples: a wet candidate running on a wet platform | a wet county
    • antonym: dry
  4. producing or secreting milk
    • examples: a wet nurse | a wet cow
    • synonym of wet: lactating
    • antonym of wet: dry
    • similar: fresh
  5. consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor
    • examples: a wet cargo | a wet canteen
    • similar: alcoholic
  6. very drunk

Alternative definition of the adjective wet


  1. Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.
  2. Of weather or a day, rainy.
  3. Made up of liquid or moisture.
  4. [informal] Of a person, ineffectual.
  5. [slang] Of a woman, sexually aroused.
  6. [slang, of a person] Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.
  7. [context: of a scientist or his laboratory] Working with chemical or biological matter.
  8. Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition.

Definition of the noun wet

What does wet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wets

  1. wetness caused by water
    • example: drops of wet gleamed on the window
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of wet: moisture
    • more generic word: wetness = the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid

Alternative definition of the noun wet


  1. Liquid or moisture.
  2. Rainy weather.
  3. [British, pejorative] A moderate Conservative.

Definition of the verb wet

What does wet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
primarily used in British Englishwettedwettedwettingwets

  1. cause to become wet
  2. make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating

Alternative definition of the verb wet


  1. [transitive] To cover or impregnate with liquid.
  2. [transitive] To urinate accidentally in or on.
  3. [intransitive] To become wet


"Wet" is a 2009 third-person shooter action video game, developed by Artificial Mind and Movement and published by Bethesda Softworks for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles. A PlayStation Portable version was planned, but ultimately cancelled.

  • mode: Multiplayer video game, Single-player video game
  • developer: Behaviour Interactive
  • genres: Action game, Third-person Shooter, Shooter game
  • publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • released on (6 years ago)
  • some of the awards:
      • VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female (For Voicing Rubi Malone) nomination for Eliza Dushku
      • Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Videogame Writing (by Bethesda Softworks) nomination for Duppy Demetrius


  1. "Wet" is a 1994 short film written and directed by Bob Rafelson.
  2. "Wet" is a 2004 short drama film written and directed by Hannah Beth King.
  3. "Wet" is a short film, directed by William Hoinoski.


  1. "Wet" is a book by Mary Anne Mohanraj.
  2. "Wet" is a book by Jack Collom.


  1. "Wet" is the official lead single from hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg's eleventh studio album Doggumentary. The original version was produced by The Cataracs. "Wet" reached #40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #18 on the Hot Rap Songs and #13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. A sequel to the song, entitled "Sweat", was released by French disc jockey David Guetta, on March 4, 2011.
  2. "Wet" is a song by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger, taken from her debut solo studio album Killer Love. The song was written by Ester Dean and Traci Hale, co-written and produced by Norwegian duo StarGate and Sandy Vee. The song was serviced as the fourth single from the album to British radio stations on August 28, 2011, by Polydor Records, while in Australia it was released in the following month.
  3. "Wet" is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1979. The album is a concept album of sorts with all the songs referring to, or expressing different interpretations of, water. Wet is also the first and the last word sung on the album.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released in (36 years ago)
  4. "Wet" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "WET" is an album that was nominated for Dance Recording of the Year in the 2003 Juno Awards.
  6. "Wet" is a musical single of Space Cadetz.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Wet" is a musical single of JT Company.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  8. "WET" is a musical album of Pupae.
    • released on
  9. "Wet" is a musical EP of OK.
    • released on
  10. "Wet" is a musical album of Nihil Limit.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  11. "Wet" is a musical album of Cubic³.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  12. "Wet" is a musical single of Wet.
  13. "Wet" is a 2011 album by Nicole Scherzinger.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  14. "Wet" is a composition.
  15. "Wet" is a composition.


  1. WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights. It is known for creating The Dubai Fountain, the world's largest performing fountain, along with the 8-acre Fountains of Bellagio It has designed features in over 20 countries around the world, in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
  2. Wet is a record label.


  1. Wet a.k.a. Western European Time Zone: Western European Time is a time zone covering parts of western and northwestern Europe.
    • also known as Western European Time
  2. Wet: WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was a publication of the 1970s and early 80s. Founded by Leonard Koren in 1976 it ran thirty-four issues before closing in 1981. The idea for the magazine grew out of the artwork Leonard Koren was doing at the time—what he termed ‘bath art’—and followed on the heels of a party he threw at the Pico-Burnside Baths.
  3. Wet a.k.a. Perai Language: Wetarese is a language of Wetar, an island in the south Maluku, Indonesia, and of the nearby islands Liran and Atauro, the latter in East Timor north of Dili. The four principal varieties of Wetarese on Wetar are distinct enough they may be considered different languages.
    • also known as Tutunohan, Wetarese language

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wet

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Wet is an adjective. Wetter is an adjective.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

WET ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Units (2012)

Including dimensionless numbers and scales by H. G. Jerrard

Wet bulb globe temperature ( WBGT) Heat stress index A number used to express the heat stress imposed on the human body by a certain environment. It is given by the equation WBGT = 0.7 a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Tic Tac, Tish, Titch, Trank, Wac, Wack, Water, Weed, Wet (alone or with marijuana), Wet Daddy, Whack (with crack or heroin), Whacky Weed, White Devil, White Horizon, White Powder, Wicky Stick (with crack and marijuana), Wobble Weed, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)

And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth

weta., wetter, wet: ...

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Quotes about Wet

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Scrabble value of W4E1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WET

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