Definition of inland in English:

inland

Line breaks: in¦land
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnlənd
 
, -land/

adjective

  • 1Situated in the interior of a country rather than on the coast: the inland port of Gloucester
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    • Many pterosaurs hunted fish, like spinosaurs did, so they would have been present in the same habitats - near coasts or inland bodies of water.
    • Double-crested Cormorants are common year round, both on the coast and on inland waters of western Washington.
    • During winter, Pacific Loons can be found off the coast and in inland marine waters, such as the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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  • 1.1 [attributive] chiefly British Carried on within the limits of a country; domestic: a network of waterways that allowed inland trade
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    • In terms of the bill, legal interest will be recoverable for non-compliance with the fixed time limits for inland money transfers.
    • This international trade founded inland commerce between Yolngu and other Aboriginal people.
    • Yet in England, after the mid-twelfth century, water traffic on inland waterways failed to grow with the remarkable growth of inland trade which now took place.
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adverb

Pronunciation: /also ɪnˈland
 
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  • In or towards the interior of a country: the path turned inland and met the road
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    • It was then that the driver decided to drive inland and then took the tourists to the capital Colombo.
    • In terms of turning rivers inland and making more dams, I think we've done that before, and we've made mistakes and we generally regret it.
    • He swears disgustedly and turns inland, jaywalking across the bustling avenue, a gray-haired motorist squealing his brakes to miss him.
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    towards the interior, away from the coast

noun

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  • The parts of a country remote from the sea or frontiers; the interior.
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    • The preliminary damage reports show that we fared a little bit better in the inland of south Florida than we did with Hurricane Frances.
    • His journalistic background sang forth as he spoke of dreams fulfilled, the true spirit of Australia reaching out to the inland.
    • However the return of dry conditions over the inland in the late spring (earlier in northern areas) allowed this abundant vegetation to dry out.

Derivatives

inlander

noun
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  • A recurring reference on the Internet in China is that northerners and inlanders are itching for a showdown with Taiwan, while southerners and coastal inhabitants, who have the most to lose in a war, are leery of confrontation.
  • This Saturday the inlanders will travel to the seaside to play Ballina in the second and final round of the Bardwell-Ellis trophy, with a single stableford at home.
  • It is obvious even to inlanders that serious forces are at play.

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