from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A passage for escape or exit; a vent.
  • noun A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires.
  • noun A stream that flows out of a lake or pond.
  • noun The mouth of a river where it flows into a larger body of water.
  • noun The point of intersection of a driveway and a road, especially in a rural area.
  • noun A commercial market for goods or services.
  • noun A store that sells the goods of a particular manufacturer or wholesaler.
  • noun A receptacle, especially one mounted in a wall, that is connected to a power supply and equipped with a socket for a plug.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To let forth; emit.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The place or district through which one passes outward; outer part; in the plural, outskirts.
  • noun In commerce, a market for the sale of any product.
  • noun A lawn or shrubbery adjoining a house, with a walk or passage through it to the highway.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To let out; to emit.
  • noun The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
  • noun Something which allows for the release of one's desires.
  • noun A river that runs out of a lake.
  • noun A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  • noun activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
  • noun a place of business for retailing goods
  • noun an opening that permits escape or release


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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