[let] or [lɛt]


(noun.) a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again.

(verb.) leave unchanged; 'let it be'.

(verb.) actively cause something to happen; 'I let it be known that I was not interested'.

(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'.

校对:赛克--From WordNet


(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.



v. a. [1]. Allow, permit, suffer, give leave to, give permission to.[2]. Lease, put to hire.

n. Hinderance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction.



SYN:Hinder, Above

SYN:Permit, allow, suffer

ANT:Prevent, hinder



v.t. (B.) to prevent.—n. (law) hinderance obstruction: delay.—n. Let′ter.

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.





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