outlet

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English[edit]

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An electrical outlet (Japanese).

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊtlɛt/, /ˈaʊtlɪt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

outlet (plural outlets)

  1. A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
  2. Something which allows for the release of one's desires.
    Jamie found doing martial arts was a great outlet for her stress.
    • 1865, Walt Whitman, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, in Sequel to Drum-Taps: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d and other poems:
      Song of the bleeding throat, / Death’s outlet song of life, (for well dear brother I know, / If thou wast not granted to sing thou would’st surely die.)
  3. A river that runs out of a lake.
  4. A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
  5. 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.

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English outlet.

Pronunciation[edit]


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Noun[edit]

outlet

  1. (Taiwan, Hong Kong) outlet mall; a mall with outlet shops (especially in tourist areas)

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English outlet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

outlet m inan

  1. outlet (shop)

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Further reading[edit]

  • outlet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • outlet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English outlet.

Noun[edit]

outlet m (plural outlets)

  1. outlet store

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English outlet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

outlet m (plural outlets)

  1. outlet store

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.