- The definition of an outlet is a passage for escape of something or feelings, the place where one body of a water flows into another or a store that sells the items of a particular manufacturer, often at a discount.
- An example of an outlet is a journal
- An example of an outlet is a stream flowing out from a lake.
- An example of an outlet is a Coach store.
A journal is an outlet for your thoughts.
outlet definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a passage or vent for letting something out
- a means of expression: an outlet for the emotions
- a stream, river, etc. that flows out from a lake
- a market for goods
- a store, agency, etc. that sells the goods of a specific manufacturer or wholesaler
- a retail store that sells defective, damaged, or surplus merchandise at a discountin full outlet store
- ☆ any point in an electrical circuit where a plug can be inserted to connect with a power supply
- an end of a street, alley, etc. that opens onto another street, etc.
outlet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A passage for escape or exit; a vent.b. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires: exercised as an outlet for frustration.
- a. A stream that flows out of a lake or pond.b. The mouth of a river where it flows into a larger body of water.c. The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
- a. A commercial market for goods or services.b. A store that sells the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.
- A receptacle, especially one mounted in a wall, that is connected to a power supply and equipped with a socket for a plug.