inland

adjective
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

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

But it is expected to bring more than a foot and a half of rain in potentially ruinous downpours that could go on for hours as the storm passes through the metropolitan area of nearly 1.3 million people and pushes slowly inland. Rebecca Santana, BostonGlobe.com, "New Orleans area braces for first storm of the season," 11 July 2019 But it is expected to bring more than a foot and a half of rain in potentially ruinous downpours that could go on for hours as the storm passes through the metropolitan area of nearly 1.3 million people and pushes slowly inland. Rebecca Santana, chicagotribune.com, "Tropical Storm Barry forms off the coast of already drenched Louisiana, could become hurricane," 11 July 2019 The mother and baby appeared in inland waters off San Juan Island, Washington, for the first time in more than two months. Gabrielle Sorto, CNN, "A female baby orca has been born. This is good news since only 76 whales are left," 8 July 2019 On inland waters, bass fishermen are reporting excellent catches of post-spawn largemouth bass. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie walleye fishing still rockin’ from Toledo to Conneaut: June 28 Fishing Report," 28 June 2019 Maersk’s APM Terminals unit operates a network of 76 ports in more than 100 inland cargo-handling locations around the world. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Maersk CEO Wants Half Its Earnings to Come From Inland Logistics," 27 June 2019 The Florence, which opened in late March in an inland North County office park, is a unique culinary hybrid. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: The Florence takes unconventional plunge into dining scene," 27 June 2019 Head to the beach to explore the ocean side, then hike the canyon trails on the inland side. Roy M. Wallack, latimes.com, "Weekend getaways: 7 great camping sites within driving distance of L.A.," 26 June 2019 In Spain, the national weather agency issued warnings for several parts of the country, with temperatures expected to climb by the weekend to above 40 degrees Celsius — or more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit — in Madrid and other inland areas. Megan Specia, New York Times, "The heat wave is Europe’s new normal.," 26 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

If China’s ultimate vision was a railway network connecting resource-rich inland states to Indian Ocean ports, why stop funding the project halfway through? The Economist, "China is thinking twice about lending to Africa," 29 June 2019 Melton co-authored a law that allowed for the relocation of Majestic Star Casino from Lake Michigan to an inland location to the busy Interstate 80-94 corridor in Gary. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Gary Democrat Eddie Melton weighing bid for governor," 4 June 2019 Stay at Hotel Chequamegon, on a spot where lodging has faced the bay since 1877, or retreat to the Inn at Timber Cove, a 20-acre inland estate where breakfast is delivered to all four private cottages. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 small towns for a summer getaway in Wisconsin," 11 July 2018 As the weekend approaches, the Bay Area can look forward to a return to more seasonal conditions, with coastal locations warming into the 60s and 70s, and most inland areas reaching the 80s. Mark Gomez, The Mercury News, "Bay Area weather: Stretch of record-setting heat continues," 11 June 2019 Mangrove protection from cyclones also reduces longer term deterioration of low-lying inland areas with rising sea levels. Adam Moolna, Quartz India, "How mangroves could protect us from storms like Cyclone Fani," 7 June 2019 Exploring Qatar's natural beauty is also a must, and Arabian Adventures provides half- and full-day desert safari tours that careen across golden sand dunes and stop at Khor Al Udeid, Qatar's inland sea with turquoise blue waters. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Doha Is Much More Than a Stopover Destination," 4 June 2019 The outback has the right geologic recipe for opal to form near the edges of an ancient inland sea. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Dinosaur bones shimmering with opal reveal a new species," 4 June 2019 Record rainfall had raised its surface 35 feet, flooding cabins and marinas into a muddy inland sea. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Texas Lake Developed a Boat-Swallowing Whirlpool," 3 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The heaviest rain in Harvey fell on the town of Nederland, Texas, about 20 miles inland. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, "A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change," 28 June 2019 British troops entered Bayeux, a few miles inland the next day. Washington Post, "The Latest: French prime minister calls for global peace," 7 June 2019 By contrast, Razor is based 30 miles inland in suburban Cerritos, Calif., in a bunkerlike concrete building with a white drop-ceiling inside. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "Razor Chases Cash-Rich Startups in New Scooter Boom," 27 Sep. 2018 Rising seas push saltwater further inland, killing plants that aren’t adapted to salinity. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "New Jersey is getting hotter faster than most of the U.S. Get ready to move to higher ground," 18 June 2018 Firms that might have moved inland from the coast are instead looking abroad. The Economist, "Once again, China’s richest region is pulling ahead of the others," 8 June 2019 Richardson and others of the 101st and the 82nd Airborne divisions were dropped inland just after midnight. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, "‘I’d like to volunteer, sir’: Memories of D-Day live on through oral histories," 5 June 2019 As shellfire from Allied warships began silencing enemy gunners on the cliffs, however, soldiers rallied and pushed inland through ravines toward Colleville-sur-Mer. National Geographic, "'Top Secret' maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day," 3 June 2019 North Carolina's Duplin and Sampson counties, just inland, sell more hogs and pigs than anywhere else in America. Paul Wiseman, Fox News, "Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy," 13 Sep. 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 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

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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