What is let?

  • (verb): Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen.
    Synonyms: allow, permit
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "let":

  • (verb): Actively cause something to happen.
    Example: "I let it be known that I was not interested"
  • (verb): Consent to, give permission.
    Example: "I won't let the police search her basement"
    Synonyms: permit, allow, countenance
  • (verb): Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract.
    Synonyms: lease, rent
  • (noun): A serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again.
    Synonyms: net ball
  • (verb): Leave unchanged.
    Example: "Let it be"
  • (verb): Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
    Example: "This let me in for a big surprise"
    Synonyms: get, have

Famous quotes containing the word let:

    A right rule for a club would be, Admit no man whose presence excludes any one topic. It requires people who are not surprised and shocked, who do and let do, and let be, who sink trifles, and know solid values, and who take a great deal for granted.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)