Crossword clues for outlet
- Leave target incomplete and veer in a different direction
- Retail point
- Umpire calls for release
- Power source
- Place for a plug
- River mouth
- Hole in the wall
- This may shock you
- Shopper's place
- Type of store
- Plug place
- Current location?
- Wall plug
- Popular shopping venue
- Juice provider
- Escape vent
- Charger's home
- You might need an adapter for one abroad
- Surplus store
- Shop selling from a particular producer
- Plug-in place
- Plug location
- Place to plug in
- Object of some frantic searches at coffee shops
- Electrical receptacle
- Charger's spot
- Plug's place
- Means of release
- Store unloading surplus
- Bargain hunter's haunt
- Bargain-hunter's locale
- Current source
- Factory store
- Juice source?
- Bargain hunter's destination
- Good place to vent
- A place of business for retailing goods
- Receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
- An opening that permits escape or release
- Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion
- Need for current events?
- Spot for a plug
- Discount store
- Retail store
- Diamond call + court call
- Market for a commodity
- Market for goods
- Wall socket
- Shop, perhaps as a means to express emotions
- Shop's exit
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Socket \Sock"et\, n. [OE. soket, a dim. through OF. fr. L. soccus. See Sock a covering for the foot.]
An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.
His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink.
Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.
(Electricity) the receptacle of an electric lamp into which a light bulb is inserted, containing contacts to conduct electricity to the bulb.
(Electricity) the receptacle fixed in a wall and connected by conductive wiring to an electrical supply, containing contacts to conduct electricity, and into which the plug of an electrical device is inserted; -- called also a wall socket or outlet. The socket will typically have two or three contacts; if three, the third is connected to a ground for safety.
And in the sockets oily bubbles dance.
Socket bolt (Mach.), a bolt that passes through a thimble that is placed between the parts connected by the bolt.
Socket chisel. Same as Framing chisel. See under Framing.
Socket pipe, a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.
Socket pole, a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc. [U.S.]
Socket wrench, a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something. 2 Something which allows for the release of one's desires. 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.
Outlet may mean:
- An electrical outlet
- An outlet store or outlet mall
- The pelvic outlet
- A type of instance variable used for graphical user interface programming in the OpenStep / Cocoa environment
- Outlet, Ontario, a community in Canada
- The Outlet Company, a defunct retail and broadcasting company
- Outlet (Antigua newspaper)
- The point where a river runs out of a lake, as opposed to the River mouth
Outlet was a radical newspaper published from Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda. Outlet was founded in 1968. The newspaper was edited by Tim Hector and James Knight. It functioned as a weekly organ of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM). For the ACLM the newspaper played a very important role. In its heyday Outlet claimed a circulation of around 5,000 copies, thus being the most widely read newspaper on Antigua. As of the early 1970s, Outlet and Standard (which appeared on irregular basis) were the sole opposition newspapers in the country.
Outlet was outspoken against corruption in the country. It argued that the Vere Bird government was guilty of lax control of casino businesses, peddling passports to non-Antiguans, mismanaging foreign loans, and using Antigua and Barbuda to launder arms shipments to South Africa. Due to its criticisms, Outlet was often targeted by the government.
In June 1978 Antigua Printing and Publishing Company ceased to print Outlet. The company claimed that the decision was motivated by fears that Outlet risked a libel lawsuit.
In 1982 Outlet was pressured by the government to apply for a surety bond, following fresh criticism of government corruption in its articles. Then on 23 July 1982 around twenty police officers raided the Outlet office, seizing documents and mailing lists of subscribers. The police claimed that the seized materials were secret government documents and that the publishers would be charged under the Official Secrets Act (it later turned out that the documents were publications of UNESCO and documents from Barbados about the Space Research Corporation). The Commissioner of Police Edric Potter declared that publishing of Outlet would be banned as of 31 July 1982. On 26 July 1982, a break-in at the office occurred, and equipment worth 8,000 East Caribbean dollars was stolen. Copies of the 21 August 1982 issue of Outlet were seized by police. These events prompted the newspaper to bring the government in front of High Court, charging it with trying to deny the newspaper its "constitutional right" to publish. On 4 September 1982, the High Court ruled that Outlet was a legitimate newspaper with constitutional right to be published.
In 1984 accusations of corruption and maladministration published by ACLM pressured the government to call fresh elections. In May 1985 Hector was charged with spreading 'false statements' about the government and the Commissioner of Police. In 1990 the Privy Council found the charges unconstitutional.
The office the newspaper was targeted by arsonists, following a November 1998 article in Outlet charging the government with secretly having imported weaponry for half a million dollars. The attack on Outlet would affect the campaigning ahead of the 1999 general election.
As of the early 2000s, the newspaper was published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Usage examples of "outlet".
They proceeded as far as Cape Magala, and decided that the chief outlet of the lake must be an affluent of the Lualaba, a conclusion that was subsequently confirmed by Cameron.
For with the burning out of the generator bars the energy of the disintegrating allotropic iron had had no outlet, and had built up until it had broken through its insulation and in an irresistible flood of power had torn through all obstacles in its path to neutralization.
The matris and elders figured out a long, long time ago that we need outlets for aggression.
Condition of the Urethra with three Strictures and a congenital contraction at the meatus or outlet.
We have just shown that independent chimney tops pass off their smoke more perfectly, than when only partitioned inside to the common point of outlet.
Beneath their feet was a porous matrix that seemed at least half-alive, that absorbed anything organic and dead and moved rubbish to collector outlets with a disturbing peristaltic motion.
It felt vaguely like holding my hand against a recirculating outlet in a swimming poolit was a tenuous thing, that felt like it might easily slide to one side.
And at the same time, at every Telpor outlet throughout Terra, a total aggregate of roughly two thousand of his toughest veteran field reps will do the same.
Matson that when he and the two thousand LI field reps arrive at the retail outlets of THL they will not be teleported but will be arrested and undoubtedly painlessly murdered.
Filtration and sanitation plant: discovered pump had been allowed to run with outlet valve shut, with resuit that electrical demand for motor increased, boiling water inside pump.
Everyone had heard tales of people roaming the subterranean world who had taken injudicious turns and found themselves irretrievably lost in mazes built in ancient days to delude possible invaders, bewilderingly intricate webworks of anarchic design whose outlets were essentially unfindable and from which the only escape was through starvation.
Slumps occurred and cave-ins as the surface warmed, and where the summer melt could find no outlet, bogs and swamps and thaw-lakes appeared.
Achilles is a war between the assembled armies of the Achaean cities and Troy, a rich, fortified city on the coast of Asia Minor near the Hellespont, the narrow western outlet of the long passage from the Black Sea to the Aegean.
All the frustrations James was experiencing with a recalcitrant, unco-operative, fissive, argumentative and Anglocentric parliament could find their outlet here.
The northwestern shore of Hispaniola, lying as it does at the eastern outlet of the old Bahama Channel, running between the island of Cuba and the great Bahama Banks, lay almost in the very main stream of travel.