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. romi:

    Let me fly

  2. Ernie Banks:

    Let's play two

  3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    Let me be clear.

  4. Robert Burns:

    Let us do or die.

  5. Honkey:

    Let's Go Cracker!

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