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Noun: outlet  'awt,let or awt-lut
  1. A place of business for retailing goods
    - mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet
  2. Receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
    - wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, electric receptacle
  3. An opening that permits escape or release
    "the canyon had only one outlet";
    - exit, issue, way out
  4. Activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
    "she had no other outlet for her feelings";
    - release, vent
  5. The mouth of a river into a lake or the sea; where a river flows out of a lake; an overflow or drainage stream

Derived forms: outlets

Type of: activity, business establishment, escape, place of business, receptacle

Encyclopedia: Outlet, Ontario