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Usage statistics for the verb LET:

spoken English61.16%written English38.84%
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Let is sometimes a misspelling of late, led or left.

The word let is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun let

What does let mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lets

  1. a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
  2. a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of let: net ball
    • more generic words: serve / service = a stroke that puts the ball in play

Alternative definition of the noun let


  1. A hindrance.
  2. [context: tennis] The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.

Specialised definition of the noun let

Glossary of sports

in games such as tennis and squash, a service in which the ball is obstructed and the shot has to be played again (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a serve that hits the net cord before landing in and is there-fore replayed (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / badminton

an official stoppage in play after which a rally is replayed

Glossary of sports / squash

a replayed point, at the referee's discretion, following unintentional obstruction (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / table tennis

a point that is replayed at the umpire's discretion (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a rally whose result doesn't count, usually because the umpire called a halt in play because of some distraction or interruption.

Glossary of sports / tennis

a point replayed at the umpire's discretion (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a stroke that doesn't count and must be replayed. This most commonly happens when a serve touches the net before entering the proper service court. It's also a let if the serve is delivered before the receiver is ready, if play is interrupted by some unusual occurrence (such as an animal running onto the court), or if a linesman's decision that resulted in stoppage of play is reversed by the umpire

Definition of the verb let

What does let mean as a doing word?

LET is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of let: allow / permit
    • antonym of let: prevent
    • more specific word: pass = allow to go without comment or censure
  2. actively cause something to happen
  3. consent to, give permission
  4. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
    • example: This let me in for a big surprise
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of let: get / have
    • more generic words: get / make = give certain properties to something
  5. leave unchanged
    • example: let it be
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: leave / leave alone / leave behind / let alone = leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  6. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of let: lease / rent
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific words: sublease / sublet = lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person


"Let" a.k.a. "Flight" is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board. Immediately following the crash, he's hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that puts the captain in a different light.


Let: Lets' is a fictional character of the Studio Deen anime series and manga, Rave Master. Let's personality is amusing, and his strong sense of honor. Though originally an enemy, Let joins Haru's group and not only provides his skills as a strong fighter, but his knowledge of the world outside of Symphonia is quite extensive. He is seen to be very knowledgeable about a lot of things and very observant. Coming from the Dragonrace, he has enhanced eyesight and can breath fire. He is also very quiet, speaking only when there's a need to. His girlfriend Julia is also part of Haru's party; together, they lend their hands in helping Haru bring peace to the world. Elie, on the other hand, keeps calling him something else like lizard or crocodile, which is infuriating for Let because he always has to tell her he is a dragon, but she still does not get it.


"Let" is a composition.


Let a.k.a. Alfredo Vásquez Cobo International Airport is an airport serving Leticia, the capital of the Amazonas department of Colombia.

  • also known as Vasquez Cobo International Airport, Vásquez Cobo Airport
  • part of Colombia


  1. Let a.k.a. Lesing-Gelimi Language: Lesing-Gelimi, or Lesing-Atui, is an Austronesian language of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Atui, Lesing-atui
  2. LET is a website.
    • also known as LET Airport Code, Airport Code LET, Leticia General Alfredo Vasquez Cobo International Airport
  3. Let is a file format.

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Google previewA new system of English grammar (1859)

by the study of which youth and adults may become accomplished grammarians in three or four months, without the aid of a teacher by Sidney S. Caldwell

Let is an irregular active transitive verb, imperative mood, first or second person, singular or plural number, agreeing with its nominative /, we, thou , ...

Google previewRadiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine (2012)

by Sören Mattsson, Christoph Hoeschen

LET is the radiation energy lost per unit length of path through a material.

Google previewWorkbook for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography (2014)

by Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer, Paula J. Visconti, E. Russell Ritenour

LET is an important factor for: A. Assessing potential tissue and organ damage from exposure to ionizing radiation B. Assessing the characteristics of ionizing radiation (e.g., charge, mass, and energy) C. Determining the OER D. Removing ...

Google previewA Collection of Christmas Carols (2012)

by Benjamin Bloomfield

ing ed ed An Babe you Let is A bless bless noth dis was gel came; born, may, rest Beth mer hem Heav'n our le you 1. God. mf. 2. In 3. From God men, ry, ther, tle ry, in ly gen Jew Fa on ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

Let ABCD, fig. 59, be a parallelogram, of which the diagonal is BD; then will its opposite sides and angles be equal to each other, and the diagonal BD will divide it into two equal parts, or triangles. If one angle of a parallelogram be a right ...

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Usage statistics for the verb LET:

spoken English61.16%written English38.84% conversational speech59.15%task-oriented speech40.85% imaginative writing80.14%informational writing19.86%

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Quotes about Let

Let your will be done and let me respect your muse,
Let your will be done and let me find my joy,
Let your will be done and let me gain wisdom;
But in ten years later i will pay my dues!
And like the monkeys trained to pluck coconuts in Asia. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of L1E1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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