inland

adjective
in·land | \ˈin-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of inland 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : of or relating to the interior of a country

2 chiefly British : not foreign : domestic

inland

noun

Definition of inland (Entry 2 of 3)

: the interior part of a country

inland

adverb

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

Moisture levels should remain very high, and there’s a 20 to 30 percent chance that storms will develop over the inland valleys, Gonsalves said. Robert Krier, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Steamy weather might include thunderstorms," 10 July 2018 Botswana The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the world’s largest inland delta, and the best place to experience an African water safari. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 Fresh northeast winds will hold inland highs in the lower 80s with 70s near the lake. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Warm and muggy through Monday, then comfortably cooler," 14 July 2018 High temperatures should hit the 80s in coastal areas and rise above 100 in inland valleys. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "More temperature records set as heat wave grips Southern California," 8 July 2018 Wind chill and freeze warnings stretched from Florida to New England and inland to states in the Upper Midwest, while the National Weather Service warned of freezing rain from Kansas to Ohio. Scott Malone, Washington Post, "UPDATE 1-Brutal cold snap stuns U.S. East Coast after blizzard," 6 Jan. 2018 The week ahead should feature more inland 90s, but lake winds will keep lakeside readings in the 80s. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Gusty thunderstorms to break heat wave," 30 June 2018 Their biggest fear are the thousands of fireworks that will be unleashed on Independence Day in the hot inland communities of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Napa counties, which have plenty of dry hillsides. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Firefighters demonstrate the danger of a Fourth of July sparkler," 19 June 2018 Some of California's top contenders in the gubernatorial race told the Sacramento Bee about their thoughts on the divide between coastal and inland California ahead of the June 5 primary. Bee Capitol Bureau, sacbee, "Watch major candidates for California governor talk about climate change, housing and ...," 2 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Temperatures on Sunday were slightly cooler, ranging from the high 70s along the coast to the low 90s in downtown Los Angeles and triple-digit temperatures in some inland areas. Andrea Castillo, latimes.com, "'I have happy tears,' Goleta resident says after finding his home survived destructive wildfire," 9 July 2018 Away from some ocean relief, this is going to be a ridiculously sizzling stretch for inland towns. BostonGlobe.com, "Weather updates and alerts as storms and rain hit Mass.," 25 June 2018 The road closure has forced visitors from the north, hoping to take scenic Highway 1 to reach such favorite sites as the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas and San Simeon, to cut inland. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, "Highway 1 set to reopen in September," 30 May 2018 Thunderstorms should pop up over the San Diego County mountains and desert Wednesday afternoon, and some of the storms could spill over into the inland valleys, National Weather Service forecasters say. Robert Krier, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Thunderstorms expected in mountains, possibly inland valleys," 11 July 2018 Mudpuppies are found throughout the state in rivers, inland lakes and Great Lakes bays and shoal areas. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Polishing a gem: Plan aims for St. Clair-Detroit River system improvements," 10 July 2018 And officials are cautioning everyone to avoid hiking altogether, with temperatures expected to soar into triple digits in many inland and mountain areas. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Popular trails closed due to heat concerns," 5 July 2018 Connecticut residents and visitors looking for some relief will be able to take advantage of most of the 23 state swimming areas, including four on Long Island Sound and 19 at inland lakes and ponds. courant.com, "Brutal Heat Ahead, But Bacteria Could Close Four State Beaches This Weekend," 29 June 2018 This particular heat wave could last close to a week in some of the inland areas, especially west of Route 495. Dave Epstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Some of the hottest weather of the summer is nearly upon us," 29 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Monday should see the temperature drop again, with highs in the 90s inland and in the 70s and 80s by the coast. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "More temperature records set as heat wave grips Southern California," 8 July 2018 Rainfall, which will move inland, will total as high as a projected 10 to 12 inches at Magnolia Bay, according to the National Weather Service. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Tropical disturbance moving into Texas, bringing rain," 18 June 2018 On Socotra, authorities relocated over 230 families to sturdier buildings and other areas, including those more inland and in the island’s mountains, Yemeni security officials said. Washington Post, "Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing," 26 May 2018 On Socotra, authorities relocated over 230 families to sturdier buildings and other areas, including those more inland and in the island's mountains, Yemeni security officials said. Fox News, "Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 3," 26 May 2018 On Socotra, authorities relocated over 230 families to sturdier buildings and other areas, including those more inland and in the island's mountains, Yemeni security officials said. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "5 dead, 30 missing after powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen," 26 May 2018 On Socotra, authorities relocated more than 230 families to sturdier buildings and other areas, including those more inland and in the island’s mountains. Jon Gambrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Cyclone nears Oman’s coast, kills girl," 25 May 2018 Humidity levels will be comfortable with the dew point in the 30s inland and in the 40s along the shoreline. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Monday Will Be Warm, But Less Humid," 20 May 2018 Native villages along the coast are moving inland to flee rising seas. Kelsey Brugger, Scientific American, "Alaska Wants to Fight Warming While Still Drilling for Oil," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of inland

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1573, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1600, in the meaning defined above

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inland

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or in the part of a country that is away from the coast or boundaries

inland

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of inland (Entry 2 of 2)

: in, into, or toward the middle of a country : away from the coast

inland

adjective
in·land | \ˈin-ˌland, -lənd\

Kids Definition of inland

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

inland

noun

Kids Definition of inland (Entry 2 of 3)

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

inland

adverb

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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