from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.

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  • noun New Zealand A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.

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  • noun a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway


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From Norwegian fjord.


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  • The fiord is the show place of the Eastern Arctic and defies description.

    The Eastern Arctic Patrol 1940

  • The word fiord, sometimes spelled fjord, comes from Norway, where fiords are common.

    unknown title 2009

  • 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.

    Two Weeks To Remember Neels, Betty 1986

  • 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.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc 1879

  • 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.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn 1870

  • 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.

    unknown title 2009

  • 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. "

    Seraphita Honor�� de Balzac 1824

  • "fiord," -- a word which geographers of every nation have adopted into their respective languages.

    Seraphita Honor�� de Balzac 1824

  • We dove under a glass partition and sat outside wet-haired, close to the edge of the fiord.

    So Far, So Good Sara Clemence 2012

  • The fierce wind that had been shoving our vehicle into oncoming cars was whipping the deep-blue fiord into a frenzy.

    So Far, So Good Sara Clemence 2012


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