From Middle English outlete, outeleate, ut-lete, derived from Middle English outleten (“to allow, let out, emit”), equivalent to out- + let. Compare West Frisian útlit (“outlet”), Dutch uitlaat (“outlet”), German Auslass (“outlet”).
outlet (plural outlets)
- A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
- Something which allows for the release of one's desires.
- Jamie found doing martial arts was a great outlet for her stress.
- A river that runs out of a lake.
- A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
- 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.
- I had to move the cupboard to get to the power outlet.
outlet m (plural outlets)