Middle English Dictionary Entry

wē̆t n.
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(a) Water as a naturally occurring substance; water as a medium for preparing recipes, soaking, etc.; also, a fluid with properties similar to those of water; (b) a naturally occurring body of water, a sea, river, spring, etc.; also, the water in a sea, spring, etc.; also fig. [1st quot.]; spurne ~, naut. a timber or raised channel at the edge of a deck to repel sea water;—?error for spurne-water [s.v. water n. 2d.(d)]; (c) any liquid prepared for drinking, drink; also fig.; also, a medicinal potion; also, poison [last quot.]; (d) holy water.
(a) Moisture; wetness; something damp or moist; withouten ~, without being wetted, without a soaking; (b) phys. & physiol. one of the four primary qualities, the quality derived from the element of water;—sometimes used in literary allusions to the four qualities.
Rain; a rainstorm, spell of rain; rainy weather, wet weather; in ~ and (in) drie, in all kinds of weather; for drie no ~, ne for no droughte ne for no ~, in no case, rain nor shine.
Any of several bodily fluids: a humor; the humor phlegm; blood; also fig.; also, saliva, spittle.