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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Let  \Let\,  n. 
  1.  A  retarding;  hindrance;  obstacle;  impediment;  delay;  -- 
  common  in  the  phrase  without  let  or  hindrance,  but 
  elsewhere  archaic.  --Keats. 
 
  Consider  whether  your  doings  be  to  the  let  of  your 
  salvation  or  not  --Latimer. 
 
  2.  (Lawn  Tennis)  A  stroke  in  which  a  ball  touches  the  top  of 
  the  net  in  passing  over 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Let  \Let\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Let}  ({Letted}  (l[e^]t"t[e^]d), 
  [Obs].);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Letting}.]  [OE.  leten,  l[ae]ten 
  (past  tense  lat,  let  p.  p.  laten,  leten,  lete),  AS 
  l[=ae]tan  (past  tense  l[=e]t,  p.  p.  l[=ae]ten);  akin  to 
  OFries  l[=e]ta,  OS  l[=a]tan,  D.  laten,  G.  lassen,  OHG. 
  l[=a]zzan,  Icel.  l[=a]ta,  Sw  l[*a]ta,  Dan.  lade,  Goth. 
  l[=e]tan,  and  L.  lassus  weary.  The  original  meaning  seems  to 
  have  been  to  let  loose,  let  go  let  drop.  Cf  {Alas}, 
  {Late},  {Lassitude},  {Let}  to  hinder.] 
  1.  To  leave  to  relinquish;  to  abandon.  [Obs.  or  Archaic, 
  except  when  followed  by  alone  or  be.] 
 
  He  .  .  .  prayed  him  his  voyage  for  to  let 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Yet  neither  spins  nor  cards,  ne  cares  nor  frets,  But 
  to  her  mother  Nature  all  her  care  she  lets 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Let  me  alone  in  choosing  of  my  wife.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  consider;  to  think;  to  esteem.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  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. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  This  irous,  cursed  wretch  Let  this  knight's  son  anon 
  before  him  fetch.  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  .  .  .  thus  let  do  slay  hem  all  three  --Chaucer. 
 
  Anon  he  let  two  coffers  make  --Gower. 
 
  4.  To  permit;  to  allow  to  suffer;  --  either  affirmatively, 
  by  positive  act  or  negatively,  by  neglecting  to  restrain 
  or  prevent. 
 
  Note:  In  this  sense  when  followed  by  an  infinitive,  the 
  latter  is  commonly  without  the  sign  to  as  to  let  us 
  walk,  i.  e.,  to  permit  or  suffer  us  to  walk.  Sometimes 
  there  is  entire  omission  of  the  verb  as  to  let  [to  be 
  or  to  go]  loose. 
 
  Pharaoh  said  I  will  let  you  go  --Ex.  viii. 
  28. 
 
  If  your  name  be  Horatio,  as  I  am  let  to  know  it 
  is  --Shak. 
 
  5.  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. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  Note:  The  active  form  of  the  infinitive  of  let  as  of  many 
  other  English  verbs,  is  often  used  in  a  passive  sense 
  as  a  house  to  let  (i.  e.,  for  letting,  or  to  be  let). 
  This  form  of  expression  conforms  to  the  use  of  the 
  Anglo-Saxon  gerund  with  to  (dative  infinitive)  which 
  was  commonly  so  employed.  See  {Gerund},  2.  ``  Your 
  elegant  house  in  Harley  Street  is  to  let.'' 
  --Thackeray.  In  the  imperative  mood,  before  the  first 
  person  plural,  let  has  a  hortative  force.  ``  Rise  up 
  let  us  go.''  --Mark  xiv.  42.  ``  Let  us  seek  out  some 
  desolate  shade.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  let  alone},  to  leave  to  withdraw  from  to  refrain  from 
  interfering  with 
 
  {To  let  blood},  to  cause  blood  to  flow;  to  bleed. 
 
  {To  let  down}. 
  a  To  lower. 
  b  To  soften  in  tempering;  as  to  let  down  tools, 
  cutlery,  and  the  like 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -let  \-let\  (-l[e^]t).  [From  two  French  dim.  endings  -el  (L. 
  -ellus)  and  -et,  as  in  bracelet.] 
  A  noun  suffix  having  a  diminutive  force;  as  in  streamlet, 
  wavelet,  armlet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Let  \Let\  (l[e^]t),  v.  t.  [OE.  letten,  AS  lettan  to  delay,  to 
  hinder,  fr  l[ae]t  slow;  akin  to  D.  letten  to  hinder,  G. 
  verletzen  to  hurt,  Icel.  letja  to  hold  back  Goth.  latjan. 
  See  {Late}.] 
  To  retard;  to  hinder;  to  impede;  to  oppose.  [Archaic] 
 
  He  was  so  strong  that  no  man  might  him  let  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  who  now  letteth  will  let  until  he  be  taken  out  of 
  the  way  --2.  Thess. 
  ii  7. 
 
  Mine  ancient  wound  is  hardly  whole,  And  lets  me  from 
  the  saddle.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Let  \Let\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  forbear.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  be  let  or  leased;  as  the  farm  lets  for  $500  a  year. 
  See  note  under  {Let},  v.  t. 
 
  {To  let  on},  to  tell  to  tattle;  to  divulge  something  [Low] 
 
 
  {To  let  up},  to  become  less  severe;  to  diminish;  to  cease; 
  as  when  the  storm  lets  up  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  let 
  n  :  a  serve  that  strikes  the  net  before  falling  into  the 
  receiver's  court;  the  ball  must  be  served  again  [syn:  {net 
  ball}] 
  v  1:  make  it  possible  through  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"  [syn:  {allow},  {permit}]  [ant:  {prevent}] 
  2:  actively  cause  something  to  happen;  "I  let  it  be  known  that 
  I  was  not  interested" 
  3:  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:  let  be  leave  alone  or  undisturbed;  "leave  the  door  open!" 
  [syn:  {leave}] 
  6:  grant  use  or  occupation  of  under  a  term  of  contract;  "I  am 
  leasing  my  country  estate  to  some  foreigners"  [syn:  {lease}, 
  {rent}] 




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