Definition of Outlet

1. Noun. A place of business for retailing goods.

2. Noun. Receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices.
Exact synonyms: Electric Outlet, Electric Receptacle, Electrical Outlet, Wall Plug, Wall Socket
Specialized synonyms: Point, Power Point
Generic synonyms: Receptacle

3. Noun. An opening that permits escape or release. "The canyon had only one issue"
Exact synonyms: Exit, Issue, Way Out
Generic synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Outfall
Derivative terms: Exit, Issue

4. Noun. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion. "He gave vent to his anger"
Exact synonyms: Release, Vent
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Vent

Definition of Outlet

1. n. The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.

2. v. t. To let out; to emit.

Definition of Outlet

1. Noun. a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something ¹

2. Noun. something which allows for the release of one's desires ¹

3. Noun. a river that runs out of a lake ¹

4. Noun. a shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier ¹

5. 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. ¹

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Definition of Outlet

1. a passage for escape or discharge [n -S]

Medical Definition of Outlet

1. An exit or opening of a passageway. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outlet

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Literary usage of Outlet

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1. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"Bracket outlet; Electric only. Numeral^ in center indicates number of % Standard 16 CP ... outlet for Outdoor Standard or 6 Pedestal; Electric only. ..."

2. A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen by Thomas Ewing French (1918)
"Bracket outlet; Electric only. Numeral, in center indicates number ot Standard 10 CP ... des Utt n outlet for Outdoor Standard or 6 Pedestal; Electric only. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"Hence he inclined to the opinion that there must be a subterranean outlet for this immense lake, connecting it with the Lualaba River and series of lakes, ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"It is contended that what was known as the Cherokee outlet extended from the ninety-sixth to the one hundredth degree of longitude, and included the three ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The selection of the outlet of the south pass of the Mississippi delta for ... Deltaic Jetty outlet, South-West Pass, Mississippi. from the prior ..."

6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"River, the outlet of the Nipissing Great Lakes. By FB TAYLOR. When the waters of lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron were making the Nipissing beach, ..."

7. Irrigation and Drainage: Principles and Practice of Their Cultural Phases by Franklin Hiram King (1899)
"142, rather than as at B. If the outlet is beneath water, the checking of the ... Care should also be taken to so guard the outlet from the trampling of ..."

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