Definitions of let

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