September 20, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
outlet /ˈaʊtˌlɛt/ noun

plural outlets

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet
Learner's definition of OUTLET


1 : something that people use to express their emotions or talents

  • emotional/artistic outlets

— often + for

  • She used poetry as an outlet for her sadness.

  • They needed a healthy outlet for their anger.

  • an outlet for his talents

2 : a store that sells products made usually by one company and often at reduced prices

  • designer clothing outlets

  • a discount furniture outlet

  • retail outlets

  • outlet stores

3 : a television, radio, or publishing company

  • media/news outlets

  • a cable TV outlet

4 US : a device in a wall into which an electric cord can be plugged in order to provide electricity for a lamp, television, etc.

  • electrical outlets

  • a wall outlet

— called also socket, (British) point, (British) power point

5 : a place or opening through which something can go out

  • an outlet for the air to escape

  • the river's outlet to the sea

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