outlet Definition

  • 1a means by which something escapes, passes, or is released, in particular
  • 2a device in a wall that you can plug electrical devices into
  • 3a shop or organization that sells the goods made by a particular manufacturer

Using outlet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "outlet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The river is the outlet for the lake.

  • Example

    I need to find an outlet to charge my phone.

  • Example

    Nike has several outlets in the city.

outlet Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for outlet

Phrases with outlet

  • a store that sells goods directly from the manufacturer at lower prices


    I got these shoes at a Nike factory outlet.

  • an electrical socket that is installed in a wall and used to connect electrical devices to a power supply


    I need to plug my laptop into a power outlet.

  • a shopping center that contains multiple outlet stores


    Let's go to the outlet mall this weekend to get some good deals.


Summary: outlet in Brief

The term 'outlet' [ˈaʊtlɛt] refers to a means of escape or release, such as a river or a vent. It also refers to a device in a wall that allows electrical devices to be connected to a power supply, and a store or organization that sells goods made by a particular manufacturer. Examples include 'I need to find an outlet to charge my phone,' and 'Nike has several outlets in the city.' Phrases include 'factory outlet,' 'power outlet,' and 'outlet mall.'

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