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Definition of "outlet" []

  • A passage for escape or exit; a vent. (noun)
  • A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires: exercised as an outlet for frustration. (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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outlet" in a sentence
  • "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."