Definition of outlet
1a : a place or opening through which something is let out : exit, ventb : a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse sexual outletsc : a medium of expression or publicationd : a publication or broadcast organization media outlets
2 : a stream flowing out of a lake or pond
3a : a market for a commodityb : an agency (such as a store) through which a product is marketed retail outlets
4 : a receptacle for the plug of an electrical device
Examples of outlet in a Sentence
this road is the only outlet for traffic coming from the racetrack
technology has provided many new outlets for amateur writers and artists to share their work with a global audience
Recent Examples of outlet from the Web
Media outlets report that 27-year-old Travis Ball appeared via video teleconference for his arraignment Tuesday.
That didn’t stop Saudi and U.A.E. media outlets from launching a verbal war against Qatar, and their attacks escalated after Sheikh Tamim’s phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the weekend in apparent defiance of Saudi criticism. ‘
Neither the Fairhope police nor the City Clerk's office is releasing a narrative from the incident, and the city's legal staff denied official information requests from several media outlets.
The Mets have done their best to support Harvey during his return from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last summer.
Polikov said at least two media outlets were identified as promoting and posting a video montage that exposed Higgins' contact information.
The report in the Post could not immediately be independently confirmed and goes beyond reporting in other outlets.
Monday's terrorist attack at a Manchester concert arena has resulted in an unusual clash between Britain and the United States over alleged leaks by U.S. officials to media outlets.
By the end of the year, the chain will have grown to 44 outlets, says Luna Grill co-founder Sean Pourteymour.
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Origin and Etymology of outlet
Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gelǣt, from lǣtan to let
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
OUTLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outlet for English Language Learners
: something that people use to express their emotions or talents
: a store that sells products made usually by one company and often at reduced prices
: a television, radio, or publishing company
OUTLET Defined for Kids
Definition of outlet for Students
1 : a place or opening for letting something out The lake has several outlets.
2 : a way of releasing or expressing a feeling or impulse I needed an outlet for my anger.
3 : a device (as in a wall) into which the prongs of an electrical plug are inserted for making connection with an electrical circuit
Medical Definition of outlet
1: an opening or a place through which something is let out the pelvic outlet
2: a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse counseling provides an outlet for expressing and evaluating their feelings—Vicki Glaser
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