What does LET mean?

Definitions for LETlɛt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LET.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, LET, Army of the Pure, Army of the Righteous(noun)

    a 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. let, net ball(verb)

    a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again

  3. let, allow, permit(verb)

    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"

  4. let(verb)

    actively cause something to happen

    "I let it be known that I was not interested"

  5. permit, allow, let, countenance(verb)

    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"

  6. get, let, have(verb)

    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"

  7. let(verb)

    leave unchanged

    "let it be"

  8. lease, let, rent(verb)

    grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

    "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Let(verb)

    to retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose

  2. Let(noun)

    a retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic

  3. Let(noun)

    a stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over

  4. Let

    of Let

  5. Let(verb)

    to leave; to relinquish; to abandon

  6. Let(verb)

    to consider; to think; to esteem

  7. Let(verb)

    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. Let(verb)

    to permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent

  9. Let(verb)

    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. Let(verb)

    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. Let(verb)

    to forbear

  12. Let(verb)

    to be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t

  13. Origin: [OE. letten, AS. lettan to delay, to hinder, fr. lt slow; akin to D. letten to hinder, G. verletzen to hurt, Icel. letja to hold back, Goth. latjan. See Late.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Let

    let, v.t. to slacken or loose restraint upon: to give leave or power to: to allow, permit, suffer: to grant to a tenant or hirer: to cause (with infin. without to):—pr.p. let′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. let.—n. a letting for hire.—ns. Let′ter; Let′ting.—Let alone, to leave out, not to mention.—adj. passive, inactive—also n. (Shak.) forbearance.—Let blood, to open a vein and let the blood run out; Let down, to allow to fall: to bring down; Let go, to cease holding: to pass by or disregard; Let in, to allow to enter: to take in or swindle; Let into, to admit to the knowledge of; Let off, to allow to go free without punishment, to excuse from payment, &c.; Let on, to allow a thing to be believed, to pretend; Let one's self loose, to let go restraint on words or actions, to indulge in extravagant talk or conduct; Let out, to allow to get free, to let some secret become known; Let slip, to allow to escape: to lose sight of; Let well alone, to let things remain as they are from fear of making them worse. [A.S. lǽtan, to permit, pt.t. lét, leót, pp. læten; Ger. lassen, Fr. laisser, to permit.]

  2. Let

    let, v.t. (B.) to prevent.—n. (law) hinderance, obstruction: delay.—n. Let′ter. [A.S. lettan, to hinder—læt, slow.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #400

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #277

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LET' in Verbs Frequency: #75


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LET in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let me be kind, let me be compassionate, let me be joyful, and let me sing a song of love.

  2. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Let's act patiently and not emotionally, let's let their chips fall as they may, then if we have our own chips, we'll let those fall.

  3. Jeffrey Seller:

    This whole beautiful enterprise that we have been working on for five years is at stake. It was do or die. When Jimmy (Nail) knew that, he said. 'Let's go. Let's do it. Let's save this show'.

  4. Ron Johnson:

    No, I mean the explanation would be there is cultural problem there. It's like, 'Ohhh, he's one of ours. Let's send him home. Let's bury this, let's whitewash this. Let's pretend this never happened.' Why else would it be?

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Donald Trump's view is that the end is near, his pessimistic view is let's close the borders, let's create tariffs, let's do this, let's do that--all based on negativity, and the net result is all of us will suffer if that philosophy gains favor.

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