[adjective in-luh nd; adverb, noun in-land, -luh nd]
- pertaining to or situated in the interior part of a country or region: inland cities.
- British. domestic or internal: inland revenue.
- in or toward the interior of a country.
- the interior part of a country.
Origin of inland
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Examples from the Web for inland
Now dense settlements crowd coastlines, and inland areas are no longer empty.Mark Hertsgaard Analyzes the Psychology of Climate-Change Activism
July 14, 2013
MacKay also had been a bagpiper and the sergeant-at-arms of the Inland Empire Emerald Society.Det. Jeremiah MacKay: Proud New Father Killed in Christopher Dorner Shootout
February 14, 2013
Hurricanes can cause damage to property in a few ways: storm surges and flooding, wind, and inland flooding.How Much Will Sandy Cost? Ask the Insurers
October 31, 2012
The epicenter was inland, just 60 kilometers southwest of the Fukushima plant.New Earthquake Could Hit Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Study
February 18, 2012
Our rookery was in the middle swamp a day inland from Talimeco, safe and secret.The Trail Book
In winter it was an inland sea and in summer a noxious swamp.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
He may have been forty years old, and he was a great voyager on the inland sea.The Mirror of the Sea
Three mornings later he brought an inland letter from Stephen.A Pair of Blue Eyes
Then, climbing down, she reached the lower ground and struck off inland.The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
- of, concerning, or located in the interior of a country or region away from a sea or border
- mainly British operating within a country or region; domestic; not foreign
- the interior of a country or region
- towards or into the interior of a country or region
Word Origin and History for inland
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