Adjective "let" definition and examples

(Let may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples


Not prevent or forbid; allow.
  1. 'you mustn't let yourself get so involved'
  2. 'The security people let them pass with hardly a glance at their documentation.'
  3. 'Two of the group's leaders are county-standard archers and the facility will let them pass on their skills.'
  4. 'So, if your child has expressed interest in gardening, let them help you.'
  5. 'But his boss won't let him leave - at least not until he completes one final contract.'
  6. 'They provided us with tea and biscuits and let us wait in the day room.'
  7. 'I stopped blaming myself for letting Tom treat me like that.'
  8. 'As with everything else in the investment world, don't let greed and the desire for a quick buck overrule common sense.'
  9. 'We can't let a short term political imperative override long term economic factors.'
  10. 'They just need to stay out of the way and let you and the boss go to work.'
  11. 'He lets Katie boss him around.'
  12. 'a tiny window that let in hardly any light'
  13. 'I took a deep breath, letting it out with a shuddering sigh.'
  14. 'An original sash window overlooking the front garden lets in plenty of light.'
  15. 'We sat in our car until just before 4pm when the traffic moved temporarily and someone let us in to the queue.'
  16. 'The pores also let water out while allowing in chemicals that help block decay.'
  17. 'I looked older than most teenagers and the doorman let me through without any hassle.'
  18. 'On June 22, the woman was sitting in a chair when they appeared at her living room door, having let themselves in by the back door.'
  19. 'They let heat in but prevent it from getting out.'
  20. 'The court heard the driver of the Volvo pulled out after a van stopped to let him across the road.'
  21. 'He was going to let in his friend at the front door so they could visit another resident.'
  22. 'Until then, most politicians were fearful of letting journalists into their smoke-filled rooms or on their campaign trains.'
Used in the imperative to formulate various expressions.
  1. '‘Shall we go?’ ‘Yes, let's'
  2. 'Well done to one and all, and let us hope that this occasion will be repeated many times in the future.'
  3. 'Before we scoff, let us consider the power of the celebrity for a moment.'
  4. 'But let us not think that the men of the family are the only ones to be interested in horses.'
  5. 'Well, let us explore that, because it is quite an important suggestion which may or may not work.'
  6. 'That is the plan for the day - let us see how close to plan it actually goes.'
  7. 'To illustrate, let us review some of the policies introduced in this chapter.'
  8. 'Finally, let's not forget that Bermuda is only one mile wide and surrounded by water.'
  9. 'That is a very important point, but let us put it aside and consider the merits of the direction.'
  10. 'In the name of my nephew, and all the other victims of this environment of fear, let us try to find common ground as a nation.'
  11. 'Anyway, let's not live in the past - onward to the future.'
  12. 'You have plenty to do tonight. You have to get packed and such. Please, let me.'
  13. 'Here, let me do your bow tie.'
  14. '‘Dear God,’ Jessica prayed, ‘let him be all right.’'
  15. 'Every day we wake up, we pray please let today be the day we have the answers.'
  16. 'Let him soothe me, let him calm me, let his strong arms encircle me and protect me.'
  17. 'if he wants to walk out, well let him!'
  18. 'If they want to have a genuinely scientific theory, let them propose a model that can be rigorously tested.'
  19. 'However I was aware that we lived in a world where I can make up my own mind, so if I want to smoke then let me.'
  20. 'If some want to mount an eleventh-hour challenge, let them come out in the open.'
  21. 'Let x be the observed value of this statistic.'
  22. 'Let L be the earth's equator and let x be a point in the northern hemisphere.'
Allow someone to have the use of (a room or property) in return for regular payments.
  1. 'they've let out their house'
  2. 'Income from letting French property must be declared to the French tax authorities by April 30 each year.'
  3. 'Sisson said that professional letting agents will meet with potential tenants prior to letting the property.'
  4. 'All of the sites are currently let to strong tenants and are being sold by private treaty.'
  5. 'Does a landlord, however, control premises which are let out to tenants?'
  6. 'Even if your particular room has been let it is usually possible to stay in one of the others that is free.'
  7. 'The event is aimed primarily at owners of empty properties in the private sector and visitors can get free advice on a range of topics linked to letting property.'
  8. 'The administration might even be letting rooms in the villages for the fall term.'
  9. 'She will take charge of letting the property in the future.'
  10. 'Since then he has purchased another three houses that he lets out to tenants.'
  11. 'Essex County Council lets the site for a peppercorn rent.'
  12. 'The decision means tenders will now be let for the project, with work expected to begin in late February.'
  13. 'I let contracts for the manufacture of parts, assembled the sets in my apartment, and sold them however I could.'
  14. 'In 1957 a contract was let to link the two sections and build a road from Closeburn Station to White Point.'
  15. 'The changes and delays in fund-raising and letting contracts pushed the opening to this summer.'
  16. 'A contract has been let to Signway Supplies Ltd to replace 142 signs in and around the city.'
  17. 'Construction contracts are to be let next year and the hub completed by the end of 2007.'
  18. 'The firm will be responsible for training staff and letting the operating contract and will give advice on waste systems engineering, policy and planning.'
  19. 'Contracts were let for making bricks, burning lime and additional miners employed.'


A period during which a room or property is rented.
  1. 'If you intend to let the property for short-term holiday lets, then the service will need to include changeovers and handover of the keys.'
  2. 'St John's owns a former coalyard next door as well as four terraced cottages which are currently rented on short lets - they would be demolished under the proposals.'
  3. 'While short lets of a week, a month or six months cost substantially more, reductions are offered for a standard year-long contract.'
  4. 'The occupiers would be lower order users (such as car breaking) who would occupy the units on short lets at cheap rents.'
  5. 'Fully furnished, it is set up for holiday and short-term lets.'
  6. 'an unfurnished let'
  7. 'He gave his support to preventing houses being bought as second homes or holiday lets.'
  8. 'Similar barns had been converted to holiday lets.'
  9. 'The idea is to prevent people buying newly built properties for second homes or holiday lets.'

More definitions

1. to allow or permit: to let him escape.

2. to allow to pass, go, or come: to let us through.

3. to grant the occupancy or use of (land, buildings, rooms, space, etc., or movable property) for rent or hire (sometimes followed by out).

4. to contract or assign for performance, usually under a contract: to let work to a carpenter.

5. to cause to; make: to let one know the truth.

6. (used in the imperative as an auxiliary expressive of a req

More examples(as adjective)

"slogans can be let of sales."

"slogans can be let at banks."

"people can be let in sets."

"cobs can be let near sites."

"people can be let."

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