letting

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letting

  1. present participle of let

Noun[edit]

letting ‎(plural lettings)

  1. (Britain) The rental of an apartment
    • 2002, June 15, “John Cranage”[1], No fear of slump in lettings:
      House lettings are holding up despite fears that the buy-to-let boom could be running out of steam, according to specialist lender Paragon Mortgages.
  2. (US, dated) The award of a public contract
    • 1937, February 6, “Walker Wood”[2], Capitol Activities, page 1:
      Another letting is announced to occur, probably on the 23rd of February, and at both of these lettings, contracts aggregating more than two million dollars are to be awarded.