Pronunciation: lĕt´tĕd
v. t.1.To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
He was so strong that no man might him let.
- Chaucer.
He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
- 2. Thess. ii. 7.
n.1.A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; - common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
2.(Lawn Tennis) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
v. t.1.To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
[imp. & p. p. Let (Letted (lĕt"tĕd), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. Letting.]
He . . . prayed him his voyage for to let.
- Chaucer.
Let me alone in choosing of my wife.
- Chaucer.
2.To consider; to think; to esteem.
3.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.
He . . . thus let do slay hem all three.
- Chaucer.
Anon he let two coffers make.
- Gower.
4.To permit; to allow; to suffer; - either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
Pharaoh said, I will let you go.
- Ex. viii. 28.
If your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is.
- Shak.
5.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.
6.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.
To let alone
to leave; to withdraw from; to refrain from interfering with.
To let blood
to cause blood to flow; to bleed.
To let down
a - To lower.
b - To soften in tempering; as, to let down tools, cutlery, and the like.
To let fly
to discharge with violence, as a blow, an arrow, or stone. See under Drive, and Fly.
To let in
a - To permit or suffer to enter; to admit.
b - To insert, or imbed, as a piece of wood, in a recess formed in a surface for the purpose.
To let loose
to remove restraint from; to permit to wander at large.
To let off
a - To discharge; to let fly, as an arrow; to fire the charge of, as a gun.
b - To release, as from an engagement or obligation.
To let out
a - To allow to go forth; as, to let out a prisoner.
b - To extend or loosen, as the folds of a garment; to enlarge; to suffer to run out, as a cord.
c - To lease; to give out for performance by contract, as a job.
d - To divulge.
To let slide
to let go; to cease to care for.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To forbear.
2.To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.
To let on
to tell; to tattle; to divulge something.
To let up
to become less severe; to diminish; to cease; as, when the storm lets up.
Noun1.LET - 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"
2.Letlet - a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
Synonyms: net ball
Verb1.let - 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"
Synonyms: allow, permit
prevent, keep - prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
2.let - actively cause something to happen; "I let it be known that I was not interested"
3.let - 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"
4.let - 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"
Synonyms: get, have
5.let - leave unchanged; "let it be"
6.let - grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
Synonyms: rent, lease

LET. Hindrance, obstacle, obstruction; as, without let, molestation or hindrance.

TO LET. To hire, to lease; to grant the use and possession of something for a compensation.
     2. This term is applied to real estate and the words to hire are more commonly used when speaking of personal estate. See Hire, Hirer, and Letter.
     3. Letting is very similar to selling; the difference consists, in this; that instead of selling the thing itself, the letter sells only the use of it.

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-- Let --
let alone
Let bygones be bygones
let down
let drive
let floating
let fly
let go
let go of
let in
let it go
let loose
let off
let on
let out
let the cat out of the bag
let up
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