• (v. t.) To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
  • (n.) A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
  • (n.) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
  • (imp. & p. p.) of Let
  • (v. t.) To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
  • (v. t.) To consider; to think; to esteem.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To forbear.
  • (v. i.) To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.

Compare let with other words:

let vs. suppose

blet vs. let

let vs. lew

ket vs. let

lep vs. let

lat vs. let

fet vs. let

flet vs. let

leat vs. let

lee vs. let

let vs. ley

let vs. lot

lest vs. let

let vs. ret

lea vs. let

let vs. vet

les vs. let

let vs. lex

jet vs. let

let vs. pet

let vs. wet

leet vs. let

let vs. met

let vs. lit

lent vs. let

get vs. let

bet vs. let

leg vs. let

let vs. yet

het vs. let

late vs. let

let vs. underlet

let vs. tell

can vs. let

let vs. provide

give vs. let

let vs. participate

astounding vs. let

authorize vs. let

let vs. set

encourage vs. let

grand vs. let

led vs. let

have vs. let

enable vs. let

hire vs. let

lease vs. let

empower vs. let

farm vs. let

let vs. pass

let vs. serve

let vs. net

hindrance vs. let

let vs. obstruct

let vs. prevent

let vs. obstacle

let vs. permit

hinder vs. let

cause vs. let

know vs. let

allow vs. let

forgo vs. let

bleed vs. let

let vs. rent

leave vs. let

let vs. letter

example vs. let