Meaning of "let" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /let/ present participle letting, past tense and past participle let

B1 to allow someone to do something or have something:

She let me use her camera.
I let her have some money.

A2 something that you say to ask someone if he or she wants to do something with you:

Let’s go shopping.
let someone know

A2 to tell someone something:

I’ll let you know where we are meeting when I know my schedule.
let someone/something in, past, through, etc.

to allow someone or something to move to a particular place:

They won’t let us past the gate.
let (something) go

to stop holding something:

I let go of the rope.

(Definition of “let” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)