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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a 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, LET, 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: let,
       net ball]
    v 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:
         let, allow, permit] [ant: keep, 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, let, countenance] [ant: disallow,
       forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe,
    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, let, 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,
       let, rent]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
-let \-let\ (-l[e^]t) suff. [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.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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]
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         He was so strong that no man might him let. --Chaucer.
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         He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of
         the way.                                 --2. Thess.
                                                  ii. 7.
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         Mine ancient wound is hardly whole,
         And lets me from the saddle.             --Tennyson.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Let \Let\, n.
   1. A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; --
      common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but
      elsewhere archaic. --Keats.
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            Consider whether your doings be to the let of your
            salvation or not.                     --Latimer.
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   2. (Lawn Tennis) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of
      the net in passing over.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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.]
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            He . . . prayed him his voyage for to let.
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            Yet neither spins nor cards, ne cares nor frets,
            But to her mother Nature all her care she lets.
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            Let me alone in choosing of my wife.  --Chaucer.
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   2. To consider; to think; to esteem. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   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.
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            This irous, cursed wretch
            Let this knight's son anon before him fetch.
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            He . . . thus let do slay hem all three. --Chaucer.
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            Anon he let two coffers make.         --Gower.
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   4. To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively,
      by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain
      or prevent.
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   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.
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               Pharaoh said, I will let you go.   --Ex. viii.
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               If your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it
               is.                                --Shak.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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."
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   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.

   To let fly or To let drive, to discharge with violence,
      as a blow, an arrow, or stone. See under Drive, and

   To let in or To let into.
      (a) To permit or suffer to enter; to admit.
      (b) To insert, or imbed, as a piece of wood, in a recess
          formed in a surface for the purpose.

   To let loose, to remove restraint from; to permit to wander
      at large.

   To let off.
      (a) To discharge; to let fly, as an arrow; to fire the
          charge of, as a gun.
      (b) To release, as from an engagement or obligation.

   To let out.
      (a) To allow to go forth; as, to let out a prisoner.
      (b) To extend or loosen, as the folds of a garment; to
          enlarge; to suffer to run out, as a cord.
      (c) To lease; to give out for performance by contract, as
          a job.
      (d) To divulge.

   To let slide, to let go; to cease to care for. [Colloq.] "
      Let the world slide." --Shak.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Let \Let\, v. i.
   1. To forbear. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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   2. To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year.
      See note under Let, v. t.
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   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.]
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7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
LET. Hindrance, obstacle, obstruction; as, without let, molestation or 

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