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  1. contraction of let us.

usage note For let's

Words that may be confused with let's

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How to use let's in a sentence

  • And now that hes thoroughly up to it, lets have some supper, and get a snooze afore starting.

  • So whilst we was eatin' breakfast I begins t' quiz, an', one way an' another, lets on I wanted t' see that Injun scout.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Lets combine a flying machine with an iceboat and beat out everybody on the lake this winter!

  • Sometimes Jehosophat's father opens the gate in the fence and lets the geese wander down to the pond.

    Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Thus fortified with wisdom, he calmly looks the evil in the face, and lets it not disturb his little jog-trot existence.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell

British Dictionary definitions for let's (1 of 2)


/ (lɛts) /

contraction of
  1. let us: used to express a suggestion, command, etc, by the speaker to himself and his hearers

British Dictionary definitions for LETS (2 of 2)


/ (lɛts) /

n acronym for
  1. Local Exchange and Trading System: an economic system in which members of a community exchange goods and services using a cashless local currency

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