What does outlet mean?

Definitions for outlet
ˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪtout·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outletnoun

    a place of business for retailing goods

  2. wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptaclenoun

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

  3. exit, issue, outlet, way outnoun

    an opening that permits escape or release

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

  4. release, outlet, ventnoun

    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

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


  1. outletnoun

    a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something

  2. outletnoun

    something which allows for the release of one's desires

  3. outletnoun

    a river that runs out of a lake

  4. outletnoun

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

  5. outletnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Outletnoun

    Passage outwards; discharge outwards; egress; passage of egress.

    Etymology: out and let.

    Colonies and foreign plantations, are very necessary, as outlets to a populous nation. Francis Bacon.

    The enemy was deprived of that useful out-let. Edward Hyde.

    So ’scapes th’ insulting fire his narrow jail,
    And makes small outlets into open air. Dryden.

    Have a care that these members be neither the inlets nor outlets of any vices; that they neither give admission to the temptation, nor be expressive of the conception of them. John Ray.


  1. Outlet

    Outlet is a song by American rapper Desiigner. It was released on February 10, 2017, for digital download by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. The song is written by Sidney Selby III, Anderson Hernandez, Rian Basilio and Corey Thompson while the production is primarily handled by Vinylz with co-production by CT and additional production by Mike Dean.


  1. outlet

    An outlet is a point from where goods, services, substances or other things are distributed or made available. This could refer to a place, like a retail store, a physical point where power or liquid is circulated, such as an electrical or water outlet, or a means of expression or release like in artistic or emotional outlets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outlet

    owt′let, n. the place or means by which anything is let out: the passage outward, vent.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. outlet

    The effluent or stream by which a lake discharges its water. Also applied to the spot where the efflux commences.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for outlet »

  1. let out

  2. tutelo

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outlet in a Sentence

  1. Bob Seger:

    there will always be pressures and time sin your life when you'll need answers, but coke and the rest offer nothing -- no outlet, no information. And, believe me, you're only as good as your information.

  2. Zack Weisfeld:

    We live in a power hungry world ... people are constantly chasing a power outlet. StoreDot has the potential to solve this real big problem, they still have some way to go, to deal with size of battery and power cycle rounds, but if solvable, it's a very big breakthrough.

  3. Siebel Newsom:

    If young men do not have an outlet for expressing their feelings and communicating honestly and outwardly with others, they are subject to an incredibly lonely and isolating existence.

  4. Lauren Nichols:

    She understands important causes like an art room for children. It's good to have an outlet for kids who have troubles in their life.

  5. Norman Fischer:

    We all need to have a creative outlet - a window, a space - so we don't lose track of ourselves.

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