Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun outlet

4 senses of outlet

Sense 1
mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outlet -- (a place of business for retailing goods)
       => place of business, business establishment -- (an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered)

Sense 2
wall socket, wall plug, electric outlet, electrical outlet, outlet, electric receptacle -- (receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices)
       => receptacle -- (an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert)

Sense 3
exit, issue, outlet, way out -- (an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue")
       => opening -- (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door")

Sense 4
release, outlet, vent -- (activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

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