Wet dock
Wet Wet (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. {Wetter}; superl. {Wettest}.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel. v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See {Water}.] [1913 Webster] 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.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. ``Wet October's torrent flood.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{Wet blanket}, {Wet dock}, etc. See under {Blanket}, {Dock}, etc.

{Wet goods}, intoxicating liquors. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See {Nasty}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wet dock — Dock Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL. doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ? receptacle, fr. ? to receive.] 1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, used for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wet dock — A wet dock is a dock where the level of water in the dock is maintained despite the raising and lowering of the tide. This makes transfer of cargo easier. It works like a lock which controls the water level and allows passage of ships.External… …   Wikipedia

  • wet dock — noun A dock that has a constant level of water in which a vessel floats It was rather as though, after being in makeshift wet dock for days, the Queen Mary<!sic sans italics had just sailed out of, say, Walden Pond, as suddenly and perversely… …   Wiktionary

  • wet dock — dock where the water is shut in and maintained at a certain level in order to make the loading and unloading of ships easy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wet dock — /ˈwɛt dɒk/ (say wet dok) noun a basin into which vessels enter and in which the water is kept at one level by dock gates, irrespective of outside tides …   Australian English dictionary

  • wet dock — Naut. a dock accessible only around the time of high tide and entered through locks or gates. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • wet dock — noun a dock in which water is maintained at a level at which a ship is able to float …   English new terms dictionary

  • wet dock — noun : a dock where the water is shut in and kept at a given level to facilitate the loading and unloading of ships …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wet — (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. {Wetter}; superl. {Wettest}.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel. v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See {Water}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wet blanket — Wet Wet (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. {Wetter}; superl. {Wettest}.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel. v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See {Water}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Containing, or consisting of, water or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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