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out·let

 (out′lĕt′, -lĭt)
n.
1.
a. A passage for escape or exit; a vent.
b. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires: exercised as an outlet for frustration.
2.
a. A stream that flows out of a lake or pond.
b. The point where a stream flows out of a lake or pond.
c. The mouth of a river where it flows into a larger body of water.
d. The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
3.
a. A commercial market for goods or services.
b. A store that sells the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.
4. A receptacle, especially one mounted in a wall, that is connected to a power supply and equipped with a socket for a plug.

outlet

(ˈaʊtlɛt; -lɪt)
n
1. an opening or vent permitting escape or release
2. a means for release or expression of emotion, creative energy, etc
3. (Commerce)
a. a market for a product or service
b. a commercial establishment retailing the goods of a particular producer or wholesaler
4.
a. a channel that drains a body of water
b. the mouth of a river
5. (Electrical Engineering) a point in a wiring system from which current can be taken to supply electrical devices
6. (Anatomy) anatomy the beginning or end of a passage, esp the lower opening of the pelvis (pelvic outlet)

out•let

(ˈaʊt lɛt, -lɪt)

n.
1. an opening or passage by which anything is let out; vent; exit.
2.
a. a point on a wiring system at which current may be taken to supply electric devices.
b. Also called out′let box`. the metal box or receptacle designed to facilitate connections to a wiring system.
3. a means of expression or satisfaction: an outlet for one's artistic impulses.
4.
a. a market for goods.
b. a store selling the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.
5.
a. a river or stream flowing from a body of water, as a lake or pond.
b. the channel such a river or stream follows.
c. the lower end or mouth of a river where it meets a large body of water.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlet - a place of business for retailing goodsoutlet - a place of business for retailing goods
country store, general store, trading post - a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
department store, emporium - a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
discount house, discount store, discounter, wholesale house - a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
business establishment, place of business - an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall, mall, plaza, center - mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
strip mall - a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot
2.outlet - receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devicesoutlet - receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
power point, point - a wall socket
receptacle - an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
3.outlet - an opening that permits escape or releaseoutlet - an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
outfall - the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water
4.outlet - activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

outlet

noun
1. shop, store, supermarket, market, mart, boutique, emporium, hypermarket the largest retail outlet in the city
2. channel, release, medium, avenue, vent, conduit, safety valve, means of expression He found an outlet for his emotions in his music.
3. pipe, opening, channel, passage, tube, exit, canal, way out, funnel, conduit, duct, orifice, egress The leak was caused by a fracture in the cooling water outlet.

outlet

noun
1. An open space allowing passage:
2. A retail establishment where merchandise is sold:
Translations
مَخْرَج، مَنْفَذ
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fiókkivezetõ nyíláslevezetés
afrennsli
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vývod
çıkış yeridelik

outlet

[ˈaʊtlet]
A. N
1. (for water etc) → salida f; (= drain) → desagüe m, distribuidora f; [of river] → desembocadura f
2. (Comm) (= shop) → tienda f; (= agency) → sucursal f; (= market) → mercado m, salida f
to find an outlet for a productencontrar una salida or un mercado para un producto
3. (US) (Elec) → toma f
4. (fig) (for emotion, talents etc) → desahogo m
it provides an outlet for his energiesofrece una válvula de escape para su energía
B. CPD (Tech) → de salida; [drain] → de desagüe; [valve] → de escape

outlet

[ˈaʊtlɪt] n
(also retail outlet) → point m de vente outlet mall, outlet store, outlet village
(for emotion)exutoire m
an outlet for sth [+ aggression, anger] → un exutoire à qch; [+ talent] → un moyen d'exprimer qch
(= hole, pipe) (for liquid etc)tuyau m d'évacuation
(US) (= socket) → prise f de courantoutlet mall n (mainly US)pôle m commercialoutlet pipe ntuyau m de vidangeoutlet store npoint m de venteoutlet valve nrobinet m de vidangeoutlet village n (mainly British)pôle m commercial

outlet

n
(for water etc) → Abfluss m, → Auslass m; (for steam etc) → Abzug m; (of river)Ausfluss m
(Comm) → Absatzmöglichkeit for -markt m; (= merchant)Abnehmer(in) m(f); (= shop)Verkaufsstelle f
(fig) (for talents etc) → Betätigungsmöglichkeit f; (for emotion) → Ventil nt
attr (Tech) → Ausfluss-, Abfluss-; outlet pipeAusfluss- or Abflussrohr nt; outlet valveAuslassventil nt

outlet

[ˈaʊtlɛt]
1. n (for water, sewage) → scarico; (for air) → sfogo; (of river) → foce f (Comm) → mercato (also retail outlet) → punto m (di) vendita inv (Am) (Elec) → presa di corrente (fig) (for emotion, talents) → (valvola di) sfogo
2. adj (Tech) → di scarico

outlet

(ˈautlit) noun
a way or passage outwards or for releasing. That pipe is an outlet from the main tank; an outlet for his energy.

out·let

n. orificio de salida; [electric] tomacorriente.

outlet

n (anat) salida; (psych) válvula de escape, desahogo; (electrical) toma-corriente m; bladder — salida de la vejiga
References in classic literature ?
We can imagine, therefore, that among such folk a settler, of Aeolic origin like Hesiod, who clearly was well acquainted with the Ionian epos, would naturally see that the only outlet for his gifts lay in applying epic poetry to new themes acceptable to his hearers.
So I see," said Sancho, "and God grant we may not light upon our graves; it is no good sign to find oneself wandering in a graveyard at this time of night; and that, after my telling your worship, if I don't mistake, that the house of this lady will be in an alley without an outlet.
As the waters of New York flow either southerly into the Atlantic or northerly into Ontario and its outlet, Otsego Lake, being the source of the Susquehanna, is of necessity among its highest lands.
Cora bestowed an approving smile on the pious efforts of the namesake of the Jewish prince, and Heyward soon turned his steady, stern look from the outlet of the cavern, to fasten it, with a milder character, on the face of David, or to meet the wandering beams which at moments strayed from the humid eyes of Alice.
The children said that there was in truth a subterranean outlet down there, and they would prove it.
All passion becomes strength when it has an outlet from the narrow limits of our personal lot in the labour of our right arm, the cunning of our right hand, or the still, creative activity of our thought.
I knew that they had been swarming in me all my life and craving some outlet from me, but I would not let them, would not let them, purposely would not let them come out.
Like all true art, the general conduct of a ship and her handling in particular cases had a technique which could be discussed with delight and pleasure by men who found in their work, not bread alone, but an outlet for the peculiarities of their temperament.
But he still kept on running, going along the right side of the court towards the end of the right wing of the chateau, which had no other outlet than the door of the little chamber occupied by the forest-keeper.
in the direction of the Sea of Oman, between Arabia and the Indian Peninsula, which serves as an outlet to the Persian Gulf.
These words, then, were my glimmer of light; it was here I found my sole outlet; and in truth, though the cold light roused, it did not cheer me; nor did the outlet seem such as I should like to pass through.
He had loitered about, for some time, when he found himself in a retired spot--a kind of courtyard of venerable appearance--which he discovered had no other outlet than the turning by which he had entered.