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[adj. in-luh nd; adv., n. in-land, -luh nd] /adj. ˈɪn lənd; adv., n. 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
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Examples from the web for inland
  • There is a regional variation, with inland areas being cooler in winter and warmer in summer than their coastal counterparts.
  • The farther inland you live, the stronger this continental influence.
  • inland there are numerous mines of metals and innumerable people.
  • But peasants in inland areas are denied such advantages.
  • He drove inland through the beachside neighborhoods.
  • New evidence shows that pollution from these vessels reaches surprisingly far inland.
  • Another feature is that these great storms to not necessarily abate as they come inland.
  • We could move inland off the coasts and help relocate a relatively few tropical islanders to continental higher ground.
  • It also seems to favor coastal regions, whereas the brown- headed cowbird is happy inland as well.
  • The waves had swept away restaurants and bars lining the beach, as well as homes and cars-and people-hundreds of yards inland.
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 Brit) 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
inlander, noun
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Word Origin and History for inland

Old English inn lond "land around the mansion of an estate," from in + land (n.). Meaning "interior parts of a country, remote from the sea or borders" is from 1570s. As an adjective, "of or pertaining to interior parts of a country," from 1550s.

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