Definitions for outletˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•letˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt(n.)

  1. an opening or passage by which anything is let out; vent; exit.

  2. a point on a wiring system at which current may be taken to supply electric devices. Also called out′let box`. the metal box or receptacle designed to facilitate connections to a wiring system.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  3. a means of expression or satisfaction:

    an outlet for one's artistic impulses.

  4. a market for goods. a store selling the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.

    Category: Business

  5. a river or stream flowing from a body of water, as a lake or pond. the channel such a river or stream follows. the lower end or mouth of a river where it meets a large body of water.

    Category: Geography (terms)

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outlet(noun)

    a place of business for retailing goods

  2. wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle(noun)

    receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices

  3. exit, issue, outlet, way out(noun)

    an opening that permits escape or release

    "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"

  4. release, outlet, vent(noun)

    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

    "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outlet(noun)ˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt

    a place in the wall where electrical devices can be attached to electricity

    Plug it into the outlet.

  2. outletˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt

    a local store that is part of a larger business

    an outlet of the popular coffee seller

  3. outletˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt

    a way of getting rid of negative feelings or tension

    an outlet for the families' grief


  1. outlet(Noun)

    a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something

  2. outlet(Noun)

    something which allows for the release of one's desires

  3. outlet(Noun)

    a river that runs out of a lake

  4. outlet(Noun)

    a shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier

  5. outlet(Noun)

    a wall-mounted device such as a socket or receptacle connected to an electrical system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment or appliances.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Outlet

    The part of an electrolier or electric light fixture out of which the wires are led for attachment of an incandescent light socket.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outlet' in Nouns Frequency: #2424

Anagrams of outlet

  1. let out

Translations for outlet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a way or passage outwards or for releasing

That pipe is an outlet from the main tank; an outlet for his energy.

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