See also: Let, leť, Leț, lét, lèt, lët, lêt, lết, łęt, Łęt, лет, and -let

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

  • lett (archaic)
  • lettest (2nd person singular simple present and simple past; archaic)
  • letteth (3rd person singular simple present; archaic)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English leten, læten, from Old English lǣtan (to allow, let go, bequeath, leave, rent), from Proto-West Germanic *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną (to leave behind, allow), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁d- (to let, leave behind).

VerbEdit

let (third-person singular simple present lets, present participle letting, simple past let or (obsolete) leet, past participle let or (obsolete) letten)

  1. (transitive) To allow to, not to prevent (+ infinitive, but usually without to).
    After he knocked for hours, I decided to let him come in.
  2. (transitive) To allow to be or do without interference; to not disturb or meddle with; to leave (someone or something) alone.
    Let me be!
  3. (transitive) To allow the release of (a fluid).
    The physicians let about a pint of his blood, but to no avail.
  4. (transitive) To allow possession of (a property etc.) in exchange for rent.
    I decided to let the farmhouse to a couple while I was working abroad.
    • 1965, Roger Miller (lyrics and music), “King Of The Road”:
      Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents.
  5. (transitive) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; often with out.
    to let the building of a bridge;  to let out the lathing and the plastering
  6. (auxiliary, transitive) Used to introduce a first or third person imperative verb construction.
    Let's put on a show!
    Let us have a moment of silence.
    Let me just give you the phone number.
    Let P be the point where AB and OX intersect.
  7. (transitive, obsolete except with know) To cause (+ bare infinitive).
    Can you let me know what time you'll be arriving?
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter IV, in Le Morte Darthur, book IV:
      Soo within a whyle kynge Pellinore cam with a grete hoost / and salewed the peple and the kyng / and ther was grete ioye made on euery syde / Thenne the kyng lete serche how moche people of his party ther was slayne / And ther were founde but lytel past two honderd men slayne and viij knyȝtes of the table round in their pauelions
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 1818, John Keats, "To—":
      Time's sea hath been five years at its slow ebb, / Long hours have to and fro let creep the sand [].
Usage notesEdit
  • The use of “let” to introduce an imperative may sometimes be confused with its use, as its own imperative, in the sense of “to allow”. For example, the sentence “Let me go to the store.” could either be a second-person imperative of “let” (addressing someone who might prevent the speaker from going to the store) or a first-person singular imperative of “go” (not implying any such preventer).
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NounEdit

let (plural lets)

  1. The allowing of possession of a property etc. in exchange for rent.
    • 1854, Charles Dickens, Christmas Stories[1], page 317:
      Then he says “You would call it a Good Let, Madam?”
      “O certainly a Good Let sir.”

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English letten (to hinder, delay), from Old English lettan (to hinder, delay”; literally, “to make late), from Proto-West Germanic *lattjan, from Proto-Germanic *latjaną. Akin to Old English latian (to delay), Dutch letten, Old English læt (late). More at late, delay.

VerbEdit

let (third-person singular simple present lets, present participle letting, simple past letted, past participle let)

  1. (archaic) To hinder, prevent, impede, hamper, cumber; to obstruct (someone or something).
  2. (obsolete) To prevent someone from doing something; also to prevent something from happening.
  3. (obsolete) To tarry or delay.
    • [1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Shypmans Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], →OCLC; republished in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, [], [London]: [] [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes [], 1542, →OCLC:
      No longer wold he lette.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)]
    • 1826, Early Metrical Tales; Including the History of Sir Egeir, Sir Gryme, and Sir Gray-Steill, Edinburgh, The History of Sir Eger, Sir Grahame, And Sir Gray-Steel, page 7:
      And for that strake I would not let, / Another upon him soon I set, []

NounEdit

let (plural lets)

  1. An obstacle or hindrance.
  2. (tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
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CzechEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *letъ.

NounEdit

let m inan

  1. flight (the act of flying)
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

let n

  1. genitive plural of léto

Further readingEdit

  • let in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • let in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • let in Internetová jazyková příručka

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse léttr, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, cognate with Swedish lätt, English light and German leicht.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

let (plural and definite singular attributive lette)

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. easy
  3. slight
  4. mild
InflectionEdit
Inflection of let
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular let lettere lettest2
Neuter singular let lettere lettest2
Plural lette lettere lettest2
Definite attributive1 lette lettere letteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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AdverbEdit

let

  1. lightly
  2. easily
  3. slightly
  4. mildly

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of letmælk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

let c (singular definite letten, plural indefinite let)

  1. low-fat milk
InflectionEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

let

  1. imperative of lette

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

let

  1. past participle of le

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

let

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of letten
  2. imperative of letten

AnagramsEdit

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English let.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

let

  1. (tennis) indicates a let on service

Further readingEdit

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēctus, perfect passive participle of legō.

VerbEdit

let

  1. past participle of lei (read)

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

lēt

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌴𐍄

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

let (triggers lenition)

  1. (Munster) Contraction of le do (with your sg).
    let thoilplease

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse litr (colour), related to líta (to see).

NounEdit

let m (definite singular leten, indefinite plural leter, definite plural letene)

  1. colour
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

let

  1. imperative of lete

ReferencesEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse litr (colour), from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlituz. Related to Old Norse líta (to see).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

let m (definite singular leten, indefinite plural leter or letar, definite plural letene or letane)

  1. colour
    Synonym: farge
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

let

  1. present tense of la
  2. present tense of lata
  3. past tense of la
  4. past tense of lata

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

let

  1. imperative of leta

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *letъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lȇt m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑т)

  1. flight

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • let” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *letъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lȅt m inan

  1. flight

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. lèt
gen. sing. léta
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
lèt léta léti
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
léta létov létov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
létu létoma létom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
lèt léta léte
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
létu létih létih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
létom létoma léti

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English leather.

NounEdit

let

  1. leather
  2. strap (of leather)
  3. belt

WestrobothnianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse litr, from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlituz (appearance, look, aspect), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see).

NounEdit

let m

  1. colour
  2. complexion
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

let

  1. preterite singular of låt