Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or located in the interior part of a country or region: inland freshwater lakes and ponds.
  • adj. Chiefly British Operating or applying within the borders of a country or region; domestic: inland tariffs.
  • adv. In, toward, or into the interior of a country or region.
  • n. The interior of a country or region.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town.
  • adj. Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea; as, inland transportation, commerce, navigation, etc.
  • adj. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign; as, an inland bill of exchange.
  • adj. Ukraine.U (У) - in, Kraina (країна) - land. A country being situated geagraphically in the center of Europe.
  • n. The interior part of a country. Shakespeare
  • adv. Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast. Cook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior.
  • adj. Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea
  • adj. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign. See Exchange.
  • n. The interior part of a country.
  • adv. Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The interior part of a country.
  • n. In feudal law, land reserved by the lord of the manor to be cultivated by his serfs or used for the manor, as distinguished from the lands occupied or enjoyed by the tenants. See outland.
  • Of or pertaining to the interior, as distinguished from the coast; away or retired from the sea or the main ocean: as, an inland town or lake.
  • Carried on within a country; domestic; not foreign: as, inland trade.
  • Confined to a country; drawn and payable in the same country: as, an inland bill of exchange (distinguished from a foreign bill, which is drawn in one country on a person living in another).
  • Somewhat refined or polished; civilized: opposed to upland, the old expression for ‘rustic.’
  • In or toward the interior of a land.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. towards or into the interior of a region
  • adj. situated away from an area's coast or border

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Examples

  • On the outskirts, what we call the inland empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, out in the desert, where people had to move because those were the only homes that they could afford, there's been a huge drop, a huge collapse in housing there.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2009

  • Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie designed Augusta National Golf Club as what they called an "inland links," signifying they wanted it to play as much as possible like the Old Course in St. Andrews.

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  • As the people get greater wages, so they, I mean the same poorer part of the people, clothe better, and furnish better, and this increases the consumption of the very manufactures they make; then that consumption increases the quantity made, and this creates what we call inland trade, by which innumerable families are employed, and the increase of the people maintained, and by which increase of trade and people the present growing prosperity of this nation is produced.

    The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)

  • Anyone inland is hesitant to vote for someone near the Lake Michigan coast.

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  • Further inland is Guadalajara, a large, very old, and still beautiful colonial city.

    Retiring in Yucatan

  • If you look inland from the beaches, you will find the expats.

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  • We all piled in for a ride to find somewhere inland from the coast a Mescal factory we were told existed down this endless very dusty, dry dirt road that stretched for miles over rutted ridges and hillsides strewn with old dry sagebrush, Joshua Trees, cactus and more.

    What happened to the worm, in Mezcal?

  • Mexico 's Oaxaca region, the core of this volume' s concerns, stretches deep inland from the Pacific Coast, in southern Mexico, and is home to countless food traditions, some of which go back a long way.

    Gastronomy

  • Reception camps were already being prepared in readiness a few miles inland from the French coast.

    England Under Hitler

  • A “sea-harr” is a fog coining inland from the sea.

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  • Scots. The best land on an estate.

    May 23, 2011

  • "The island of Tikopia is an example of another sort of system which is neither universal, egocentric, nor directed toward a base point, but is tied to a particular edge in the landscape. The island is small enough so that one is rarely out of sight or sound of the sea, and the islanders use the expressions inland or seaward for all kinds of spatial reference.... Firth reports overhearing one man say to another: 'There is a spot of mud on your seaward cheek.'" - Quoted in The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch. MIT Press (1960), p. 129.

    January 3, 2007