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English → English (gcide) Definition: To let loose 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.] [1913 Webster] He . . . prayed him his voyage for to let. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Yet neither spins nor cards, ne cares nor frets, But to her mother Nature all her care she lets. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Let me alone in choosing of my wife. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider; to think; to esteem. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This irous, cursed wretch Let this knight's son anon before him fetch. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He . . . thus let do slay hem all three. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Anon he let two coffers make. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 4. To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Pharaoh said, I will let you go. --Ex. viii. 28. [1913 Webster] If your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it is. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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 Fly. 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. [Colloq.] 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. [1913 Webster] Loose \Loose\ (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. Looser (l[=oo]s"[~e]r); superl. Loosest.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le['a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l["o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See Lose, and cf. Leasing falsehood.] 1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book. [1913 Webster] Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc.; -- with from or of. [1913 Webster] Now I stand Loose of my vow; but who knows Cato's thoughts ? --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment. [1913 Webster] 4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture. [1913 Webster] With horse and chariots ranked in loose array. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning. [1913 Webster] The comparison employed . . . must be considered rather as a loose analogy than as an exact scientific explanation. --Whewel. [1913 Webster] 6. Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right. [1913 Webster] The loose morality which he had learned. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 7. Unconnected; rambling. [1913 Webster] Vario spends whole mornings in running over loose and unconnected pages. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 8. Lax; not costive; having lax bowels. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 9. Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman. [1913 Webster] Loose ladies in delight. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 10. Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] At loose ends, not in order; in confusion; carelessly managed. Fast and loose. See under Fast. To break loose. See under Break. Loose pulley. (Mach.) See Fast and loose pulleys, under Fast. To let loose, to free from restraint or confinement; to set at liberty. [1913 Webster]

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