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An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
George Catlin

Meaning of "wet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WET

Old English wǣt; related to Old Frisian wēt, Old Norse vātr, Old Slavonic vedro bucket.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WET

wet  [wɛt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wet is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wet in English.

WHAT DOES WET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wet

Wet is the condition of containing liquid water or being covered in water. Wet may also refer to...

Definition of wet in the English dictionary

The first definition of wet in the dictionary is moistened, covered, saturated, etc, with water or some other liquid. Other definition of wet is not yet dry or solid. Wet is also rainy, foggy, misty, or humid.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WET

PRESENT

Present
I wet
you wet
he/she/it wets
we wet
you wet
they wet
Present continuous
I am wetting
you are wetting
he/she/it is wetting
we are wetting
you are wetting
they are wetting
Present perfect
I have wetted
you have wetted
he/she/it has wetted
we have wetted
you have wetted
they have wetted
Present perfect continuous
I have been wetting
you have been wetting
he/she/it has been wetting
we have been wetting
you have been wetting
they have been wetting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wetted
you wetted
he/she/it wetted
we wetted
you wetted
they wetted
Past continuous
I was wetting
you were wetting
he/she/it was wetting
we were wetting
you were wetting
they were wetting
Past perfect
I had wetted
you had wetted
he/she/it had wetted
we had wetted
you had wetted
they had wetted
Past perfect continuous
I had been wetting
you had been wetting
he/she/it had been wetting
we had been wetting
you had been wetting
they had been wetting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wet
you will wet
he/she/it will wet
we will wet
you will wet
they will wet
Future continuous
I will be wetting
you will be wetting
he/she/it will be wetting
we will be wetting
you will be wetting
they will be wetting
Future perfect
I will have wetted
you will have wetted
he/she/it will have wetted
we will have wetted
you will have wetted
they will have wetted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wetting
you will have been wetting
he/she/it will have been wetting
we will have been wetting
you will have been wetting
they will have been wetting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wet
you would wet
he/she/it would wet
we would wet
you would wet
they would wet
Conditional continuous
I would be wetting
you would be wetting
he/she/it would be wetting
we would be wetting
you would be wetting
they would be wetting
Conditional perfect
I would have wet
you would have wet
he/she/it would have wet
we would have wet
you would have wet
they would have wet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wetting
you would have been wetting
he/she/it would have been wetting
we would have been wetting
you would have been wetting
they would have been wetting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wet
we let´s wet
you wet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wet
Past participle
wetted
Present Participle
wetting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WET

wet AMD
wet bar
wet behind the ears
wet blanket
wet cell
wet chinook
wet dock
wet dream
wet fish
wet fly
wet look
wet nurse
wet one´s whistle
wet pack
wet room
wet rot
wet shave
wet steam
wet suit

WORDS THAT END LIKE WET

basket
bet
budget
cabinet
carpet
diet
et
factory outlet
feet
forget
get
gilet
het
in the secret
internet
jet
let
magnet
man in the street
on the market

Synonyms and antonyms of wet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wet» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wet

Translation of «wet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WET

Find out the translation of wet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

潮湿的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mojado
570 millions of speakers

English

wet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُبْتَلّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мокрый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

molhado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিজা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouillé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Basah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nass
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

濡れた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

젖은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Udan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ướt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ıslak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bagnato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mokry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вологий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ud
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βρεγμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blöt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wet

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WET»

The term «wet» is very widely used and occupies the 3.184 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of wet
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wet

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wet.
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Amanda Abbington
I sometimes don't wash my hair for two weeks. That's pretty disgusting. It's short, so sometimes it's easier to just wet it.
2
Paula Abdul
The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas.
3
Shana Alexander
The graceful Georgian streets and squares, a series of steel engravings under a wet sky.
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Pamela Anderson
People who wear fur smell like a wet dog if they're in the rain. And they look fat and gross.
5
Aristophanes
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
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John Barrasso
My dad, as a guy, had to quit school in the ninth grade, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And spent his life pushing wheel barrels of heavy wet cement. So we've gone from pushing cement to now in one generation pushing legislation. But we always want any president to succeed, to do well; that means America does well and Americans do well.
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Robert Benchley
Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?
8
Robert Burns
The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.
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Jenson Button
To drive an F1 car you have to be a little mad. On the morning of a race there's a mix of excitement and fear. If it's a wet track, then it's worse as you're not in control most of the time, which is the thing all drivers fear the most.
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George Catlin
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WET»

Discover the use of wet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture
Collected here, these essays challenge established hierarchies of the art world of the 1980s and 1990s and document the intellectual and artistic development that have marked Schor's own progress as a critic.
Mira Schor, 1997
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A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to ...
From the colonial period through to the 20th century, this text examines the intersection of medical science, social theory and cultural practices as they shaped relations among wet nurses, physicians and families.
Janet Golden, 2001
3
Wet-steam Turbines for Nuclear Power Plants
As traditional fossil fuels are depleted and world demand for power increases, nuclear-generated electricity has a strong future. This volume presents in-depth information essential for plant operators and managers.
Alexander Leyzerovich, 2005
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Wet Cats
Presents a hilarious array of two hundred photographs from the popular Web site Stuffonmycat.com that capture felines in all their soaked glory. By the author of Stuff on My Cat: The Book. Original.
Mario Garza, 2008
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Wet Flies: Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and ...
A detailed survey of the history and use of wet flies, with information on the insects they reassemble, fishing techniques and tying instructions.
Dave Hughes, 1995
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Mad as a Wet Hen!: And Other Funny Idioms
Illustrates and explains over 100 common English idioms, in categories including animals, body parts, and colors.
Marvin Terban, 1987
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Wet
A sensually thrilling tale of identical twin brothers, whose lives are turned upside-down by a dirty game of premeditated manipulation.
Joylynn Jossel, 2007
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Wet Magic
" In Nesbit's 1913 novel, Wet Magic, the children of the Desmond family - Francis, Mavis, Bernard and Kathleen - are looking forward to a holiday by the sea.
Edith Nesbit, 2012
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Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience
In addition, this paperback edition contains an epilogue in which the authors discuss the latest research on emotion and cognition and present new information on working memory.
Stephen M. Kosslyn, 2010
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Wet Desert: Tracking Down a Terrorist on the Colorado River
Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams.
Gary Hansen, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wet is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Screwball Sweetness of the “Wet Hot American” Prequel
In 2015, watching the opening scene of “Wet Hot American Summer,” David Wain and Michael Showalter's 2001 box-office dud turned cult favorite, is a bit like ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
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'Wet Hot American Summer': Oral History Details False Starts …
Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of '90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring ... «Variety, Jul 15»
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UK hit by further rain as wet weather sweeps in from Atlantic
Tourists wear rain ponchos in London on Sunday. The UK forecast suggests further cool and unsettled weather in the coming days. Photograph: Neil Hall/ ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Review: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
When Wet Hot American Summer first came out in 2001, it was mostly summarized by critics as a parody of '70s and '80s teen sex comedies like Porky's and ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
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Los Angeles Angels Blow Dry Their Wet Field With A Helicopter
There may be a drought in California, but the Los Angeles Angels had a home game rained out Sunday, their first in 20 years. They needed to dry the field on ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Stormy Ohio weather means All-Star Game could be wet
CINCINNATI (AP) — A line of strong storms rolling through Cincinnati could make the All-Star Game a wet affair. Severe thunderstorms moved through the area ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Beachgoers help great white shark stranded on Cape Cod, keeping …
Beachgoers kept the shark wet by splashing it with buckets of water until officials attached a line to its rear caudal fin and Harbormaster Stuart Smith pulled it ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Wet Hot American Summer Is Back: A New Trailer and Everything …
Rudd. Poehler. BCoop. On July 31, Netflix will release all eight episodes of its miniseries Wet Hot American Summer. Check out the trailer and all the info on the ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
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16 Things We Want to See on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day …
We have been filling our gournal journal with hopes for a follow-up to Wet Hot American Summer since the cult comedy premiered in 2001. Now, 14 years later, ... «TV Guide, Jul 15»
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Watch the new tape-warped trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American …
Grab your tiniest swimming trunks, your chaise lounge, and your gurnal: a new trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here. The Jon ... «The Verge, Jun 15»

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