for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution):
He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray.
that (used after words expressing fear, danger, etc.):
There was danger lest the plan become known.
conjunction (subordinating; takes should or a subjunctive verb)
so as to prevent any possibility that: he fled the country lest he be captured and imprisoned
(after verbs or phrases expressing fear, worry, anxiety, etc) for fear that; in case: he was alarmed lest she should find out
c.1200, contracted from Middle English phrase les te “less that,” from Old English phrase þy læs þe “whereby less that,” from þy, instrumental case of demonstrative article þæt “that” + læs (see less) + þe “the.” The þy was dropped and the remaining two words contracted into leste.
library The Hungry Programmers’ version of OSF/Motif. It will be source code compatible with Motif, meaning that the same source will compile with both libraries and work exactly the same. All the programming is being done with no reference to the header files for the motif widgets, so that LessTif can be distributed as free […]
[les-awr, le-sawr] /ˈlɛs ɔr, lɛˈsɔr/ noun 1. a person, group, etc., who grants a . /ˈlɛsɔː; lɛˈsɔː/ noun 1. a person who grants a lease of property n. “one who grants a lease,” late 14c., from Anglo-French lessor (late 13c.), from verb lesser (see lease).
- Let through
verb 1. (transitive) to allow to pass (through): the invalid was let through to the front of the queue
[let-ik] /ˈlɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Letts or their language.