See also: Inland



From Middle English inland, inlond, from Old English inland, equivalent to in- +‎ land. Compare West Frisian ynlân (inland), German Inland (inland), Danish indland (inland), Swedish inland (inland), Norwegian innland (inland). Compare also Dutch binnenland.



inland (comparative more inland, superlative most inland)

  1. Within the land; relatively remote from the ocean or from open water; interior.
    an inland town
  2. Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea
    inland commerce
    inland navigation
    inland transportation
  3. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign.
    an inland bill of exchange



inland (plural inlands)

  1. The interior part of a country.

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inland (comparative more inland, superlative most inland)

  1. Into, or towards, the interior of the land, away from the coast.
    • 1836, Sharon Turner, The History of England [] :
      The greatest waves of population have rolled inland from the east.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for inland in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)