from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of fjord.
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- n. A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deep indentation of the land, forming a comparatively narrow arm of the sea, with more or less precipitous slopes or cliffs on each side.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
The fiord is the show place of the Eastern Arctic and defies description.
The word fiord, sometimes spelled fjord, comes from Norway, where fiords are common.
The fiord was a hive of activity, with ferries crossing from one side of the harbour to the other, local ferries coming and going, and any number of fishing boats.
The harbour was the natural fiord, which is now the Vieux port; and the modern splendid street Canebière runs along the site of the old shipbuilding-docks of the Greeks.
The outside must always be weakening, and the pressure on the inner increasing by the constant flow of water into the fiord, which is rising day by day.
A fiord is a narrow inlet or arm of the sea that runs far inland, and is bordered by high, steep cliffs that reach far below the surface of the water.
See, the ice of the fiord is a turquoise, the dark pine forests are mere threads of brown; for us all abysses should be thus adorned. "
"fiord," -- a word which geographers of every nation have adopted into their respective languages.
We dove under a glass partition and sat outside wet-haired, close to the edge of the fiord.
The fierce wind that had been shoving our vehicle into oncoming cars was whipping the deep-blue fiord into a frenzy.