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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun outlet:

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Definition of the noun outlet

What does outlet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: outlets

  1. a place of business for retailing goods
  2. receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  3. an opening that permits escape or release
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of outlet: exit / issue / way out
    • more generic word: opening = a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
    • more specific word: outfall = the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water
  4. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
    • example: she had no other outlet for her feelings
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of outlet: release / vent
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior

Alternative definition of the noun outlet


  1. a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something
  2. something which allows for the release of one's desires
  3. a river that runs out of a lake
  4. a shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier
  5. a wall-mounted device such as a socket or receptacle connected to an electrical system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment or appliances.

Specialised definition of the noun outlet

Glossary of sports / water polo

a pass from the goalkeeper to a teammate to begin a counterattack after a save


"Outlet" is a short film, directed by Leigh Iacobucci.


"Outlet" is a musical album of Kenosha Kid.

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Outlet is a publisher.


  1. Outlet was a radical newspaper published from Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda. Outlet was founded in 1968. The newspaper was edited by Tim Hector and James Knight. It functioned as a weekly organ of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement. For the ACLM the newspaper played a very important role. In its heyday Outlet claimed a circulation of around 5,000 copies, thus being the most widely read newspaper on Antigua. As of the early 1970s, Outlet and Standard were the sole opposition newspapers in the country.
  2. Outlet is a translation, published work.
  3. Outlet is a record producer, musical artist.

Phrases with Outlet

  1. outlet box
  2. thoracic outlet syndrome
  3. Media Outlet
  4. sales outlet
  5. electric outlet
  6. electrical outlet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Outlet

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1970)


An outlet is a point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply fixtures, lamps, heaters, motors,

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1953)

An outlet is a point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply fixtures, lamps, heaters, motors,

Google previewiOS App Development For Dummies (2014)

by Jesse Feiler

Outlets. An outlet is a way to connect your code to an object you added to a view in your storyboard that you've decided will become part of your user interface at runtime. The connections between your code and its outlets are ...

Google previewRehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set (2011)

Expert Consult by Terri M. Skirven, A. Lee Osterman, Jane Fedorczyk, Peter C. Amadio

The thoracic outlet is the region from the intervertebral foramina to the coracoid process and contains the brachial DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC TESTING TREATMENT RESULTS RECURRENT THORACIC OUTLET ...

Google previewXamarin Cross-platform Application Development - Second Edition (2015)

by Jonathan Peppers

An outlet is a reference to a view in a storyboard or XIB file that will be fill out with an instance of the view at runtime. You can compare this concept to naming a control in other technologies such as ASP.NET MVC, WebForms, or Windows ...

Google previewFood and Beverage Management (2013)

by Bernard Davis, Andrew Lockwood, Ioannis Pantelidis, Peter Alcott

Establishment andmaintenance of standards: The basis for the operation of any food and beverage outlet is the establishment of a set of standards which would be particular to an operation, for example, a chain of steak house restaurants.

Google previewCoastal Monitoring through Partnerships (2013)

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Pensacola Beach, FL, U.S.A., April 24–27, 2001 by Brian D. Melzian, Virginia Engle, Malissa McAlister, Shabeg S. Sandhu

COLICONCENTRATIONS AT THE OUTFALL OF THE LITTLE CALUMET RIVER AT BURNS DITCH Since Burns Ditch at its outlet is the largest of all the streams that drain into Lake Michigan from Indiana, and ...

Google previewArtificial Structures and Shorelines (2012)

by H. Jesse Walker

As can be observed today, the cuspate portion of the coast surrounding the abandoned Huanghe outlet is the remnant of the ancient Huanghe Delta. Since 1855, the coastline to the north of Sheyang River has been retreating at an average ...

Google previewEssentials of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2012)

by Barry O'Reilly, Cecilia Bottomley, Janice Rymer

The pelvic outlet is the opposite, with a transverse diameter of 11 cm and an anteroposterior diameter of 13cm. The ischial spines can be palpated vaginally and are used as the landmarks to define the descent or station (in centimetres above ...

Google previewTravels in Alaska (2015)

by John Muir

Its outlet is a fine stream, abounding in trout. On the opposite side of the river there is a group of five glaciers, one of them descending to within a hundred feet of the river. Near Glenora, on the northeastern flank of the main Coast I48 ] ...

Google previewHealthy Shoulder Handbook (2010)

100 Exercises for Treating and Preventing Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and other Common Injuries by Karl Knopf

The thoracic outlet is a space located between the rib cage (thorax) and the clavicle, which contains major blood vessels (subclavian artery and vein) and nerves (brachial plexus). Since some experts believe that TOS is under- diagnosed, and ...

Google previewTHE TAHOE AFFAIR (2009)

by Richard Carlyon

The only outlet is the Truckee River, which flows north out of the lake and rushes down through downtown Reno to terminate in Pyramid Lake in Nevada. Tahoe is noted for year-round gambling, its winter and summer sports and, of course, ...

Google previewA compendium of modern geography (1828)

by Alexander Stewart

Its only outlet is the Desaguarado, by which it communicates with Lake Paria. Potosi, (now included in the province of St Luis, in La Plata ) whose silver-mines are the richest in the world, is said to have once contained 160,000 inhabitants ; but ...

Google previewThe Whiplash Encyclopedia (2006)

by Robert Ferrari

Some have considered damage to nerves via the disorder known as thoracic outlet syndrome. THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME As discussed in Chapter 15, a group of nerves from the spinal cord come together and travel through the deep ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Electrical Installation Work (2011)

by Brian Scaddan

Socket outlet final circuits not exceeding 32A in agricultural locations • Circuits supplying Class II equipment in restrictive conductive locations • Each socket outlet in caravan parks and marinas and final circuit for houseboats • All socket outlet ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

drain, waste; the point at which an appliance or sanitary fixing is connected to a drainage system; a drainage outlet. 3 a component through which fresh air is introduced to a space, or stale air, smoke, etc. extracted from it; see below for types ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

However, each media outlet possesses different characteristics and, thus, offers marketers different advantages and disadvantages. The characteristics by which different media outlets can be assessed include the following seven factors: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Increasing pump outlet angle improves efficiency but degrades stall torque ratio to the degree that angles above +45◦ may produce marginal launch feel. Angles below +10◦, although once very common, will produce measurably less than ...

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Small photo of Multiple socket outlet on wooden floor.Small photo of a socket on a light gray wall, a multifunction outlet with an internet connection, two European-style outlets and one American type outlet.Small photo of Hakone, Shizuoka, Japan - December 8, 2017: This is Fragrance Outlet at Gottemba Premium Outlets. Gotemba Premium Outlets is the flagship center, and one of the largest centers in Japan.Small photo of Hakone, Shizuoka, Japan - December 8, 2017: This is Fragrance Outlet at Gottemba Premium Outlets. Gotemba Premium Outlets is the flagship center, and one of the largest centers in Japan.Small photo of Hakone, Shizuoka, Japan - December 8, 2017: This is Fragrance Outlet at Gottemba Premium Outlets. Gotemba Premium Outlets is the flagship center, and one of the largest centers in Japan.Small photo of April 19, 2018 - Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, NY. Adidas outlet store featuring the brand's signature athletic footwear, clothes & accessories.Small photo of Lancaster, PA, USA - May 1, 2018: Tanger Outlets is a shopping-mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name and designer outlet stores with 44 outlet centers in 22 states. More...

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Quotes about Outlet

To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole. (Randy Bachman)
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Scrabble value of O1U1T1L1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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