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English noun: outlet

1. outlet (artifact) a place of business for retailing goods

Synonymsmercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet

Broader (hypernym)business establishment, place of business

Narrower (hyponym)center, country store, department store, discount house, discount store, discounter, emporium, general store, mall, market, market place, marketplace, mart, plaza, shop, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall, store, strip mall, trading post, wholesale house

Part holonymmerchandise, product, ware

2. outlet (artifact) receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices

Synonymselectric outlet, electric receptacle, electrical outlet, wall plug, wall socket

Broader (hypernym)receptacle

Narrower (hyponym)point, power point

3. outlet (artifact) an opening that permits escape or release

SamplesHe blocked the way out.
The canyon had only one issue.

Synonymsexit, issue, way out

Broader (hypernym)opening

Narrower (hyponym)outfall

4. outlet (act) activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

SamplesShe had no other outlet for her feelings.
He gave vent to his anger.

Synonymsrelease, vent

Broader (hypernym)activity

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