adjective, wet·ter, wet·test.
- marked by drinking: a wet night.
verb (used with object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
verb (used without object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
Origin of wet
SYNONYMS FOR wet
Can be confusedwet whet
Examples from the Web for wetness
Gilbert picked his way around these impediments of wetness and débris.Tom Slade's Double Dare|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
And Bunny, who had his handkerchief in his waist pocket, up above the wetness, wiped the clay from his sister's nose.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm|Laura Lee Hope
The destructiveness of nature must be fought in the face of wetness and weariness.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
Why it was damp he couldn't tell, but there in the wetness were tracks which could have been made by a wheelchair.Double Take|Richard Wilson
The turmoil of voices rose again into the wetness of the night, and weapons were upraised menacingly.The Lost Continent|C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for wetness
adjective wetter or wettest
verb wets, wetting, wet or wetted
Word Origin for wet
Idioms and Phrases with wetness
In addition to the idioms beginning with wet
- wet behind the ears
- wet blanket
- wet one's whistle
- all wet
- get one's feet wet
- like (wet as) a drowned rat
- mad as a hornet (wet hen)