outlet
noun Etymology: Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gelǣt, from lǣtan to let Date: 13th century 1. a. a place or opening through which something is let out ; exit, vent b. a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse <
sexual outlets
>
c. a medium of expression or publication d. a publication or broadcast organization <
media outlets
>
2. a stream flowing out of a lake or pond 3. a. a market for a commodity b. an agency (as a store) through which a product is marketed <
retail outlets
>
4. a receptacle for the plug of an electrical device

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  • Outlet — may mean: An electrical outlet An outlet store or outlet mall The pelvic outlet A type of instance variable used for graphical user interface programming in the OpenStep / Cocoa environment Outlet, Ontario, a community in Canada The Outlet… …   Wikipedia

  • outlet — or outlet store [out′let΄] n. 1. a passage or vent for letting something out 2. a means of expression [an outlet for the emotions] 3. a stream, river, etc. that flows out from a lake 4. a) a market for goods b) …   English World dictionary

  • Outlet — Out let , n. The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent. [1913 Webster] Receiving all, and having no outlet. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlet — [n1] place or means of escape, release aperture, avenue, break, channel, crack, duct, egress, escape, exit, hole, nozzle, opening, orifice, porthole, release, safety valve, spout, tear, vent, way out; concepts 513,693 Ant. egress, entrance outlet …   New thesaurus

  • Outlet — Out*let , v. t. To let out; to emit. [R.] Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlet — I noun access, aperture, avenue, channel, chute, conduit, demand, door, egress, egressus, emissarium, exhaust, exit, exitus, floodgate, gate, gateway, hatch, hole, market, means of escape, opening, passage out, path, portal, spout, vent, way out… …   Law dictionary

  • outlet — (n.) early 13c., originally a river mouth, from OUT (Cf. out) + LET (Cf. let) (v.). Electrical wiring sense is attested from 1892. Meaning a retail store is attested from 1933 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • outlet — /ˈautlet, ingl. ˈautlɛt, ˈautlɪt/ [vc. ingl., propr. «sbocco, scarico»] s. m. inv. spaccio CFR. stock house …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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