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Definitions of let

  1. 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. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; " I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
  5. a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
  6. leave unchanged; " let it be"
  7. actively cause something to happen; " I let it be known that I was not interested"
  8. 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"
  9. To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
  10. A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
  11. To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
  12. To consider; to think; to esteem.
  13. To forbear.
  14. To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $ 500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.
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  16. A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; - common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
  17. 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.
  18. To permit; to allow; to suffer; - either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. To hinder.
  23. To permit; grant to a tenant; lease; give out on contract; allow to be done.
  24. Let.
  25. Letting.
  26. 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.
  27. ( B.) To prevent: to hinder.
  28. ( law) Hinderance, obstruction: delay.
  29. Hindrance; delay.
  30. To permit; allow; grant to a hirer; in Scripture, to hinder.
  31. To permit; give leave to.
  32. To hire; rent; be leased or hired.
  33. To hinder or impede; obstruct; oppose.
  34. That which hinders; an obstacle.
  35. A termination forming diminutives from French and English nouns; as, gimlet, tablet.
  36. A retarding; hindrance.
  37. 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.
  38. To be leased. To let on, to show knowledge.
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  40. To allow, suffer, or permit; to grant to a tenant; to put to hire; to give power or leave to; to leave.
  41. 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.
  42. To impede; to obstruct; to hinder- in this sense used as a noun, in the phrase, " without let or hindrance".
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Usage examples for let

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