American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A passage for escape or exit; a vent.
- n. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires: exercised as an outlet for frustration.
- n. A stream that flows out of a lake or pond.
- n. The mouth of a river where it flows into a larger body of water.
- n. The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
- n. A commercial market for goods or services.
- n. A store that sells the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.
- n. A receptacle, especially one mounted in a wall, that is connected to a power supply and equipped with a socket for a plug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The place or the opening by which anything is let out, escapes, or is discharged; a passage outward; a means of egress; a place of exit; a vent.
- n. The place or district through which one passes outward; outer part; in the plural, outskirts.
- n. In commerce, a market for the sale of any product.
- n. A lawn or shrubbery adjoining a house, with a walk or passage through it to the highway.
- To let forth; emit.
- n. A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
- n. Something which allows for the release of one's desires.
- n. A river that runs out of a lake.
- n. A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.
- v. rare To let out; to emit.
- n. receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
- n. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
- n. a place of business for retailing goods
- n. an opening that permits escape or release
- out + let (Wiktionary)
“So the circle was closed: Wikipedia states a false fact, a reputable media outlet copies the false fact, and this outlet is then used as the source to prove the false fact to Wikipedia.”
“[Fox News, a media outlet] is owned and controlled by liberals.”
“Every legitimate media outlet is reporting that there is insufficient information to determine who initiated the violence on board the ship.”
“Every major news outlet is owned, operated and controlled by a major corporation, and bought and paid for by corporate advertisements.”
“His primary outlet is a Web site called VerumSerum. com, which was co-founded by his friend John Sexton.”
“A new product, a fire-prevention outlet, is something that should be installed in every home!”
“Which conservative media outlet is interested in getting the truth out there?”
“The outlet is irrelevant, except insofar as a publication the president might not be expected to field questions from may be more inclined to regard it as a favor when he does.”
“The Plus outlet is not necessarily a supplemental forum, and there is a complex procedure to move programming there.”
“I think gone are the days where one outlet is where everyone gets their news, or one medium is where everybody gets their news," Gibbs added.”
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