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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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