An ~ is a shop or organization which sells the goods made by a particular manufacturer.
...the largest retail ~ in the city.
N-COUNT: usu supp N
An ~ or an ~ store is a place which sells slightly damaged or outdated goods from a particular manufacturer, or goods that it made in greater quantities than needed.
...the factory ~ store in Belmont.
N-COUNT: also N n
If someone has an ~ for their feelings or ideas, they have a means of expressing and releasing them.
Her father had found an ~ for his ambition in his work.
N-COUNT: oft N for n
An ~ is a hole or pipe through which liquid or air can flow away.
...a warm air ~.
An ~ is a place, usually in a wall, where you can connect electrical devices to the electricity supply. (mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use socket )