Definitions of let

  1.   consent to, give permission; " She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; " I won't let the police search her basement"; " I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  2.   of Lette
  3.   To consider; to think; to esteem.
  4.   a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
  5.   To slacken or loose restraint upon: to give leave or power to: to allow, permit, suffer: to grant to a tenant or hirer:- pr. p. letting; pa. t. and pa. p. let.
  6.   Letting.
  7.   leave unchanged; " let it be"
  8.   To impede; to obstruct; to hinder- in this sense used as a noun, in the phrase, " without let or hindrance".
  9.   To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
  10.   A termination forming diminutives from French and English nouns; as, gimlet, tablet.
  11.   To be leased. To let on, to show knowledge.
  12.   A retarding; hindrance.
  13.   Hindrance; delay.
  14.   To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; - often with out; as, to let the building of a bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
  15.   To allow, suffer, or permit; to grant to a tenant; to put to hire; to give power or leave to; to leave.
  16.   Rate of energy dissipation along the path of charged particles. In radiobiology and health physics, exposure is measured in kiloelectron volts per micrometer of tissue ( keV/ micrometer T).
  17.   To allow, permit, or suffer; to give leave or power to; to lease; to grant possession and use for a compensation; in the imperative, followed by the first and third persons, it expresses desiro or wish; by the first person plural, exhortation or entreaty; by the third person, it implies permission or command addressed to an inferior. To let alone, to suffer to remain without intermeddling. To let down, to permit to sink or fall; to lower. To let loose, to free from restraint. To let in or into, to permit to enter. To let blood, to open a vein and suffer the blood to flow out. To let out, to suffer to escape; to lease or let to hire. To let off, to discharge; to let fly or cause to explode. To let fly, to send forth or discharge with violence, as an arrow or stone.
  18.   grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; " I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  19.   To hire; rent; be leased or hired.
  20.   Let.
  21.   To permit; give leave to.
  22.   To cause; to make; - used with the infinitive in the active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e., cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought.
  23.   To hinder or impede; obstruct; oppose.
  24.   ( B.) To prevent: to hinder.
  25.   To permit; grant to a tenant; lease; give out on contract; allow to be done.
  26.   To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to lease; to rent; to hire out; - often with out; as, to let a farm; to let a house; to let out horses.
  27.   give permission; " She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; " I won't let the police search her basement"; " I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  28.   A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; - common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
  29.   To hinder.
  30.   To permit; allow; grant to a hirer; in Scripture, to hinder.
  31.   of Let
  32.   actively cause something to happen; " I let it be known that I was not interested"
  33.   ( law) Hinderance, obstruction: delay.
  34.   To permit; to allow; to suffer; - either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
  35.   To let alone, to suffer to remain; to let be, to leave off; to discontinue; to let go; to let blood, to free it from its confinement; to suffer it to flow out of the vein; to let down, to lower; to permit to sink; to let drive or fly, to send forth or discharge with violence, as a stone; to let in, to allow to enter; to insert, as a piece of wood; to let into, to give admission; to make acquainted with; to let loose, to free from restraint; to let off, to discharge, as an arrow or gun; to release, as from an engagement; to suffer to escape; to let on, in Scot., to seem to observe anything; to mention a thing; to let out, to suffer to escape; to give to hire or farm.
  36.   To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $ 500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.
  37.   That which hinders; an obstacle.
  38.   To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
  39.   A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
  40.   To forbear.
  41.   cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; " He got his squad on the ball"; " This let me in for a big surprise"; " He got a girl into trouble"
  42.   make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; " This permits the water to rush in"; " This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; " This will permit the rain to run off"
  43.   the most brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; " Lashkar- e- Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus"

Quotes of let

  1. To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science. – Hannes Alfven
  2. Never let the other fellow set the agenda. – James Baker
  3. The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell. – Jeremy Bentham
  4. I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness- I want to turn my disability into ability. – Susan Boyle
  5. Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day. – Sandra Bullock
  6. It just gets draining on a person being in the papers every day. So I was like, I'm gonna come back here. I want to talk to all the people, the fans. I want to let them know how much I appreciate all their support. – Puff Daddy
  7. Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not. – William Ralph Inge
  8. I'm of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it's a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I'd be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do. – Thomas Jane
  9. Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. – Arthur Koestler
  10. Let the message go out- a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country, optimistic about our world, optimistic about the power of politics. We are optimistic and together we will change Britain. – Ed Miliband
  11. Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over. – Stevie Nicks
  12. I picked all the tunes before I went to Memphis, and the band was all set. Willie Mitchell is an arranger like I am, and he let me do what I had to do. – Otis Rush
  13. Let me dispel a few rumors so they don't fester into facts. – Tom Schulman
  14. As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. – Socrates
  15. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa

Usage examples for let

  1. Her mother had said: " Never let me see you." ” – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. And I let him. ” – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  3. He will not let us. ” – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  4. Yes, Dr. Harpe, I'll let you in. ” – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  5. Shall I let go? ” – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  6. You will let me tell you what it was?" ” – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  7. Let me come in, Cambray. ” – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  8. Let us do so, he replied. ” – Plato's Republic by Plato
  9. Well, he won't let me. ” – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  10. Let me have time to think! ” – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  11. Let us call him. ” – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  12. Let me tell you! ” – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  13. Oh, let me give! ” – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  14. You must let me." ” – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  15. Are you going to let him go like that? ” – Bull Hunter by Max Brand
  16. Let us have it out. ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  17. Still, with Colonel Baxter away, you should have let me know at once. ” – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  18. But K. could not let her go like that. ” – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. Let me see how it was done. ” – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  20. “ " Let us go back a little way, please; I have much more to say. ” – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon

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