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LET

Noun

1 the most 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" [syn: Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Army of the Pure, Army of the Righteous]
2 a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again [syn: net ball]

Verb

1 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" [syn: allow, permit] [ant: prevent]
2 actively cause something to happen; "I let it be known that I was not interested"
3 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" [syn: permit, allow, countenance] [ant: forbid, forbid]
4 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" [syn: get, have]
5 leave unchanged; "let it be"
6 grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners" [syn: lease, rent]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /lEt/
  • /lεt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

lætan, from *|lǣt-, from *|lēd-. Cognate with Dutch latan, German lassen, Swedish låta.

Verb

  1. To allow.
  2. To put up for rent.
Synonyms
Translations
to allow
to put up for rent

Etymology 2

lettan, from *|lāto-. Cognate with Dutch letten.

Verb

  1. To hinder, prevent.

Noun

  1. A hindrance.
    ...without let or hindrance (on all commonwealth passports)
  2. In the context of "tennis": The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
Translations
a hindrance
the hindrance

Bosnian

Noun

  1. flight

Declension

Croatian

Noun

  1. flight

Declension

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

let

Danish

Adjective

let

Dutch

Verb

  1. Singular present tense of letten.
  2. Imperative form of letten.

Serbian

Noun

  1. flight

Declension

Slovene

Noun

let

Extensive Definition

Let may refer to:
let in German: Let (Begriffsklärung)
let in Dutch: Let

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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