Definition of outlet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlet//
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  1. 1outlet (for something) a way of expressing or making good use of strong feelings, ideas or energy She needed to find an outlet for her many talents and interests. Sport became the perfect outlet for his aggression.
  2. 2(business) a shop/store or an organization that sells goods made by a particular company or of a particular type The business has 34 retail outlets in this state alone. See related entries: Types of stores
  3. 3a shop/store that sells goods of a particular make at reduced prices the Nike outlet in the outlet mall See related entries: Types of stores
  4. 4a pipe or hole through which liquid or gas can flow out a sewage outlet an outlet pipe opposite inlet
  5. 5(also receptacle, socket) (both North American English) (British English power point) a device in a wall that you put a plug into in order to connect electrical equipment to the power supply of a building
  6. Word OriginMiddle English: from out- + the verb let.Extra examples She needs an outlet for her talents. Sport provided an outlet for his energy. The appliance can be connected to any standard outlet. a retail outlet for exotic plants The vouchers can be spent at any fast-food outlet across the UK. a fast-food/​pizza outlet the Nike store in the outlet mall
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