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Definition of Let


  1. To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
  2. A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
  3. A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
  4. of Let
  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 forbear.
  12. To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.

Let Translations

let in Afrikaans is laat
let in Dutch is laten schieten, laten begaan, laten
let in German is lassen, erlauben, lassen
let in Italian is appigionare, lasciare
let in Latin is permitto permissi permissum, sino
let in Norwegian is la
let in Portuguese is deixado
let in Spanish is alquilar, dejar