outlet

noun
out·​let | \ ˈau̇t-ˌlet , -lət\

Definition of outlet

1a : 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
3a : a market for a commodity
b : an agency (such 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for outlet

Synonyms

egress, exit, issue

Antonyms

entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, ingress

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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

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The outlet also says their last album was The Secret of Christmas, which was released in 2007. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Captain and Tennille's Toni Tennille Reflects on 'Captain' Daryl Dragon After His Death," 3 Jan. 2019 In 2014, Juicy Couture began to shutter its retail outlets. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Since the speakers operate wirelessly from the TV and aren’t linked together via a cord, each one requires its own outlet. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: easy listening," 29 Nov. 2018 Prince Charles was sitting at a table with his sons and their girlfriends, the outlet reported. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Prince William and Kate Middleton's Relationship Hit a Major Milestone at Prince Charles's 60th Birthday," 14 Nov. 2018 The multi-day wedding festivities started on Wednesday, November 28, with a puja, or a Hindu prayer ritual that Indian outlets are saying took place at the house of Chopra's mother. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Wedding So Far," 10 Nov. 2018 Although Venusian energy is tempered by Capricorn's signature stoicism, this planet finds its erotic outlet by experimenting with power dynamics and role play. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What the Position of Venus in Your Birth Chart Means for You," 31 July 2018 Mosley was going 97 mph in a 55 mph zone on state Route 95, the news outlet reported. CBS News, "Arizona state lawmaker pulled over for speeding tells deputy on video he sometimes drives 140 mph," 13 July 2018 The problem isn't one unique to Instagram, either — many other outlets have tried to eradicate pro-eating disorder communities with varying degrees of luck. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Plans to Strengthen Ban on Pro-Eating Disorder Content," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of outlet

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for outlet

Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gelǣt, from lǣtan to let

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outlet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outlet

: 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

noun
out·​let | \ ˈau̇t-ˌlet \

Kids Definition of outlet

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

outlet

noun
out·​let | \ ˈau̇t-ˌlet, -lət \

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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