Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wet”

wet

adjective (NOT DRY)    /wet/ (wetter, wettest)
A2 covered in water or another liquid: a wet floor a wet umbrella wet hair My bike got wet in the rain. I had to cycle in the rain and got soaking (= very) wet.informal You poor thing - you're all (= very) wet.Wet weather and wetness B1 describes paint, ink, or a similar substance when it has not had time to dry and become hard: The paint's still wet. a notice saying 'Wet paint!'Wet weather and wetness A2 describes weather or periods of time when rain falls: We've had wet weather all week. This is the first wet day for two months. The presentation will take place indoors if it's wet.Wet weather and wetness be wet through to be completely wet: Come in quickly - you're wet through.Wet weather and wetness wetly     /ˈwet.li/ adverb Wet weather and wetness wetness     /ˈwet.nəs/ noun [U] Wet weather and wetness
(Definition of wet adjective (NOT DRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of wet

Definitions of “wet” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More