Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: outlet
IPA transcription: ['aʊtl,ɛt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mercantile_establishment, retail_store, sales_outlet, outlet
    Meaning: a place of business for retailing goods
  • Synonyms: wall_socket, wall_plug, electric_outlet, electrical_outlet, outlet, electric_receptacle
    Meaning: receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
Usage examples
  • The only outlet from the road within four times that distance was the gateway leading into Stolliver's house.
  • The outlet of the lake is a large stream, almost a river in size, one of the main draining streams of the glacier.
  • Many of these young fellows were not naturally criminals at all, but they had to have some outlet for their activities.
  • The outlet, or the Susquehanna, flows through a gorge in the low banks just mentioned, which may have a width of two hundred feet.
  • She'd spent years making him the outlet for all her ambitions, denied because women were still only second-rate members of Medical Lobby.
  • This, with the fact that this body of water has no outlet whatever, makes a problem to which geologists and scientific men have failed to give a satisfactory solution.
  • The railway track wound in and out among the passes, now approaching the mountain-sides, now suspended over precipices, avoiding abrupt angles by bold curves, plunging into narrow defiles, which seemed to have no outlet.
  • Another glacier plowed down through Lake Michigan, widening it out to its present dimensions, while the glacial drift was deposited at what is now the head of the lake, filling up the old outlet and thus making a great dam.
  • The garden in which it stands is a Provencal garden, enclosed by low walls, built of big round pebbles set in layers, alternately sloping or upright, according to the artistic taste of the mason, which finds here its only outlet.