[ adjective in-luh nd; adverb, noun in-land, -luh nd ]
/ adjective ˈɪn lənd; adverb, noun ˈɪnˌlænd, -lənd /


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

before 950; Middle English, Old English; see in-1, land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inland


adjective (ˈɪnlənd)

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

noun (ˈɪnˌlænd, -lənd)

the interior of a country or region

adverb (ˈɪnˌlænd, -lənd)

towards or into the interior of a country or region

Derived forms of inland

inlander, noun
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