in·​land | \ ˈin-ˌland How to pronounce inland (audio) , -lənd \

Definition of inland

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of or relating to the interior of a country
2 chiefly British : not foreign : domestic



Definition of inland (Entry 2 of 3)

: the interior part of a country



Definition of inland (Entry 3 of 3)

: into or toward the interior

Examples of inland in a Sentence

Adverb They traveled inland from the sea. They live inland about three miles.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective High pressure over the Southwest means beachgoers can expect more clear skies, but the moist, protective marine layer that pushes into the inland valleys earlier in the season is largely gone. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 But there were gains in inland areas, as residents fled the high costs of coastal cities to places like the Central Valley and the Inland Empire, to the east of Los Angeles. New York Times, 4 May 2022 Forecasters say the winds will peak Thursday morning, hitting 50 mph to 60 mph across inland valleys and foothills. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2022 Bodega Vineyard near the windy Sonoma Coast shows how climate change is compelling a migration of grapevines from inland valleys toward the ocean. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 Going into Monday, forecasters said temperatures could be as much as 16 degrees above normal, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s in the inland coastal areas and valleys. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 The weather service says most inland areas of northwest Oregon should remain dry during the daytime Sunday. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2022 For example, the Georgia Ports Authority is using $8 million to convert its inland facilities for the port of Savannah into container yards, freeing up dock space and speeding the flow of goods to their final destinations. Hope Yen, Chron, 23 Dec. 2021 For example, the Georgia Port Authority will use $8 million to convert its inland facilities into container yards, freeing up dock space and speeding the flow of goods to their final destinations., 9 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For instance, Del Mar Heights and Carmel Valley are at about 12 percent and further inland Rancho Bernardo is at 15 percent. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 The highest chances of rain will occur this afternoon between Interstate 95 near the Treasure Coast inland of the Kissimmee river and greater Orlando and the Ocala forest, according to the National Weather Service. Orlando Sentinel, 1 May 2022 Our varied habitat of ocean, shoreline and bays, inland lakes, foothills, pine mountains and desert offer a kaleidoscope of both resident and seasonal visitors numbering over 500 species. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2022 If the longtime inland surfing destination is lost to history, similar venues are in the works in the Valley. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2022 Those damaged parts protect the rest of the plant until the last chance of below-freezing temperatures pass, typically around the end of the month along the coast, in early March inland and late March in the mountains. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 Temperatures Saturday ranged from the high 70s in downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport to the mid-80s in inland and valley areas. Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2022 The more familiar pattern, however, is for a high pressure ridge to settle in for the summer, bringing high temperatures and low humidity inland, offshore winds and fire danger. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2022 The 2022 spring inland trout fishing season, opens April 2. Paul Eisenberg,, 18 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Savannah, Georgia Graceful river city of 162,000, 30 miles inland from Atlantic Ocean. PROS: Median home price of $260,000, 31% below national median. William P. Barrett, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Wherever the line is, this is far inland from that. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2022 Storm surge — the water pushed onshore by a storm's winds — can now spread farther inland because of higher baseline sea level. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 Rain is expected only along the far north Oregon Coast late Saturday afternoon into evening, but as the front pushes closer, the rain will spread inland Saturday night into early Sunday. oregonlive, 15 Oct. 2021 Damaging winds, especially in gusts, will spread inland near the track of the center of Ida across portions of southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi today through early Monday. Nelly Ontiveros,, 29 Aug. 2021 The National Hurricane Center said damaging winds could spread inland across portions of southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi Sunday night and early Monday. David Schutz,, 28 Aug. 2021 There will also be a threat for tornadoes the rest of today in Louisiana, and that threat will spread inland on Saturday into Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Leigh Morgan, al, 18 June 2021 European starlings spread inland from Central Park and house sparrows began as lowly weaver finches in England, but those avian interlopers are hardly less common than our own omnipresent robins. John Gurda, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inland


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1573, in the meaning defined above


1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Inland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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in·​land | \ ˈin-ˌland How to pronounce inland (audio) , -lənd \

Kids Definition of inland

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of or relating to the part of a country away from the coast inland towns



Kids Definition of inland (Entry 2 of 3)

: the part of a country away from the coast or boundaries



Kids Definition of inland (Entry 3 of 3)

: into or toward the area away from a coast The storm moved inland.

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