Meaning of OUTLET in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈau̇t-ˌlet, -lət ]


Etymology: Middle English ut-lete, from ut out + -lete watercourse, from Old English gelǣt, from lǣtan to let

Date: 13th century


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


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.