outlet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (out'let, -lit), [key]
— n.
  1. an opening or passage by which anything is let out; vent; exit.
    1. a point on a wiring system at which current is taken to supply electric devices.
    2. Also calledout&prim;let box&sec;.the metal box or receptacle designed to facilitate connections to a wiring system.
  2. a means of expression or satisfaction: an outlet for one's artistic impulses.
  3. a market for goods.
  4. a store, merchant, or agency selling the goods of a particular wholesaler or manufacturer.
  5. a local radio or television station that broadcasts the programs of a large network.
  6. a river or stream flowing from a body of water, as a lake or pond.
  7. the channel such a river or stream follows.
  8. the lower end or mouth of a river where it meets a large body of water, as a lake or the sea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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