Meaning of OUTLET in English


Pronunciation: ' au ̇ t- ˌ let, -l ə t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gel ǣ t, from l ǣ tan to let

Date: 13th century

1 a : a place or opening through which something is let out : EXIT , VENT b : a means of release or satisfaction for an emotion or impulse <sexual outlet s > c : a medium of expression or publication d : a publication or broadcast organization <media outlet s >

2 : a stream flowing out of a lake or pond

3 a : a market for a commodity b : an agency (as a store) through which a product is marketed <retail outlet s >

4 : a receptacle for the plug of an electrical device

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.