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let 1

 (lĕt)
v. let, let·ting, lets
v.tr.
1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow: I let them borrow the car. The inheritance let us finally buy a house. See Usage Note at leave1.
2. To cause to; make: Let the news be known.
3.
a. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal: Let's finish the job! Let x equal y.
b. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat: Just let her try!
4. To permit to enter, proceed, or depart: let the dog in.
5. To release from or as if from confinement: let the air out of the balloon; let out a yelp.
6. To rent or lease: let rooms.
7. To award, especially after bids have been submitted: let the construction job to a new firm.
v.intr.
1. To become rented or leased.
2. To be or become assigned, as to a contractor.
Phrasal Verbs:
let down
1. To cause to come down gradually; lower: let down the sails.
2. To withdraw support from; forsake.
3. To fail to meet the expectations of; disappoint.
let on
1. To allow to be known; admit: Don't let on that you know me.
2. To pretend.
let out
1. To come to a close; end: School let out early. The play let out at 10:30.
2. To make known; reveal: Who let that story out?
3. To increase the size of (a garment, for example): let out a coat.
let up
1. To slow down; diminish: didn't let up in their efforts.
2. To become less severe or intense: The rain let up.
Idioms:
let alone
Not to mention; much less: "Their ancestors had been dirt poor and never saw royalty, let alone hung around with them" (Garrison Keillor).
let go
To cease to employ; dismiss: had to let 20 workers go.
let off on Informal
To cause to diminish, as in pressure; ease up on: Let off on the gas so that we do not exceed the speed limit.
let (one's) hair down
To drop one's reserve or inhibitions.
let (someone) have it Informal
1. To beat, strike, or shoot at someone.
2. To scold or punish.
let (someone) in on
1. To reveal (a secret) to someone: They finally let me in on their plans.
2. To allow someone to participate in (something).
let up on
To be or become more lenient with: Why don't you let up on the poor child?

[Middle English leten, from Old English lǣtan; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

let 2

 (lĕt)
n.
1. Something that hinders; an obstacle: free to investigate without let or hindrance.
2. Sports An invalid stroke in tennis and other net games that requires a replay.
tr.v. let·ted or let, let·ting, lets Archaic
To hinder or obstruct.

[Middle English lette, from letten, to hinder, from Old English lettan; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

letting

(ˈlɛtɪŋ)
n
1. (Commerce) Brit the act of allowing someone to use one's house or land in exchange for money
2. (Medicine) another name for blood-letting1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.letting - property that is leased or rented out or letletting - property that is leased or rented out or let
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
car rental, hire car, rent-a-car, self-drive, u-drive, you-drive - a rented car; "she picked up a hire car at the airport and drove to her hotel"
sublease, sublet - a lease from one lessee to another
Translations

letting

[ˈletɪŋ] Narrendamiento m, alquiler m

letting

n (esp Brit) → Vermieten nt; he’s in the letting businesser ist in der Wohnungsbranche

letting

[ˈlɛtɪŋ] naffitto
References in classic literature ?
This was Rapunzel, who in her solitude passed her time in letting her sweet voice resound.
This must be done by letting no public employment whatsoever be attended with any emolument; for the poor will not desire to be in office when they can get nothing by it, but had rather attend to their own affairs: but the rich will choose it, as they want nothing of the community.
In terror she spoke; letting sink her Wings till they trailed in the dust -- In agony sobbed, letting sink her Plumes till they trailed in the dust -- Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust.
Tim Lawley, associate at Cooke & Arkwright specialising in office and industrial deals, said: "This bumper year for Cardiff office lettings can largely be attributed to two major deals made in the final quarter of 2015 - the BBC letting at Central Square at 150,000sq ft and the Public Health Wales letting at Capital Quarter of 51,000sq ft.
Tim Lawley, associate at Cooke & Arkwright specialising in office and industrial deals, said: "This bumper year for Cardiffoffice lettings can largely be attributed to two major deals made in the final quarter of 2015; the BBC letting at Central Square at 150,000 sq ft and the Public Health Wales letting at Capital Quarter of 51,000 sq ft.
GFW Letting was created in 2013 to provide a specialist lettings and property management arm of the well-established George F White Group.
Ms Parton has nearly 20 years of experience in letting properties and will be advising clients on lettings, property management, investment opportunities, buy to let and building a portfolio.
With so much competition for rental accommodation, homes are letting very quickly, sometimes within a day, and achieving excellent yields for landlords and buy-to-let investors.
Huddersfield property management agent, CMK Lettings, are a long-standing member of the NALS nationwide letting scheme - set up to provide a much-needed scheme to enable landlords and tenants to avoid the pitfalls of dealing with 'cowboy' letting agents.
But while it pulled the plug on the retail component of ABC, CoGS voted to extend the life of Letting Down the Nets, a two-year-old stewardship initiative approved by General Synod in 2004 as part of the church's new Framework, or strategic plan.
Life can be viewed as an unquantifiable series of letting go and coming together experiences.
What are you having trouble accepting or letting go of?