Meaning of "let" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /let/ (letting, 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 they want 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.

mainly UK If you let a building, you allow someone to live there and they give you money:

I let the top floor of my house to a student.

(Definition of “let” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)