Definition of inland in English:



Pronunciation /ˈɪnlənd//ˈɪnland/
  • 1Situated in the interior of a country rather than on the coast.

    ‘the inland port of Gloucester’
    • ‘Although sea breezes kept the coast more comfortable, inland areas baked in 12 to 13 hours of unbroken sunshine.’
    • ‘There's a species for just about every region, from the coast to inland valleys, mountains, and deserts.’
    • ‘Inland waterways and inland ports have also been included in the definition of infrastructure and given associated fiscal incentives of tax holiday.’
    • ‘He also experienced the trials of growing cool-season grasses using effluent water in a hot inland climate.’
    • ‘Transport along the coast and to inland areas used to be difficult for much of the year.’
    • ‘From its ramparts and towers, they could see and control all movements from the coast to inland cities.’
    • ‘During winter, Pacific Loons can be found off the coast and in inland marine waters, such as the Strait of Juan de Fuca.’
    • ‘Many pterosaurs hunted fish, like spinosaurs did, so they would have been present in the same habitats - near coasts or inland bodies of water.’
    • ‘In Spain, we have lost thousands of pretty inland river coasts, which some years ago everyone could enjoy.’
    • ‘There is an abundance of game and semi-game fish in the rivers, inland water bodies and the seas off the State, the aficionados say.’
    • ‘Fish was plentiful along the Atlantic coast, whereas inland areas produced lamb and poultry as well as honey.’
    • ‘During winter Horned Grebes are a very common visitor on the coast, in Puget Sound, and in other inland marine waters.’
    • ‘Double-crested Cormorants are common year round, both on the coast and on inland waters of western Washington.’
    • ‘In addition, some power plants discharge warm water into inland channels, creating more temperate oases for manatees.’
    • ‘He tackles the question of why settlements would only have been established on the coasts, with no inland traces of civilisation.’
    • ‘Most water birds linger along the shallow shoreline of lakes, temporary waters in the inland ecosystems and rivers and very few venture far away from shore.’
    • ‘This creeper is found naturally in the summer rainfall areas from the coast to the inland mountains.’
    • ‘Its ports, from Aden in the west to Sayhut and al-Ghayda in the east, are connected with the inland regions rather than with one another.’
    • ‘That's because more than 70,000 people were counted on merchant sea-going and coasting boats, inland barges and boats as well as naval vessels when the census was taken.’
    • ‘They are also found in wet, plowed fields and grassy meadows near the coast and on inland marine waters.’
    interior, non-coastal, central, inshore, internal, upcountry
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    1. 1.1British attributive Carried on within the limits of a country; domestic.
      ‘a network of waterways that allowed inland trade’
      • ‘The development of the turnpikes would not have been possible without a great expansion of inland consumption, trade, and capital.’
      • ‘Yet in England, after the mid-twelfth century, water traffic on inland waterways failed to grow with the remarkable growth of inland trade which now took place.’
      • ‘Although the coastal and inland trades remained protected from foreign competition, the railroads soon captured most of their markets.’
      • ‘Today the track is used mainly by large trucks who carry supplies for the small population of inland stations or cattle back to the south.’
      • ‘This was followed in 1876 by the Chefoo Convention which opened more ports, arranged for inland trade with British Burma and local taxes on commerce.’
      • ‘Foreign produce brought profits to distributors involved in inland trade.’
      • ‘Control of the inland trade slipped from these Natives to employees of the Company who established direct connections to the tribes of the plain.’
      • ‘In terms of the bill, legal interest will be recoverable for non-compliance with the fixed time limits for inland money transfers.’
      • ‘Their activities stimulated and maintained the coastal and inland transport infrastructure at the local level, and facilitated the growth of trade and enterprise.’
      • ‘This international trade founded inland commerce between Yolngu and other Aboriginal people.’
      • ‘The York post indent was particularly important as York was the port for most of the inland trade.’
      • ‘To pursue inland trade, living off the land was necessary.’
      domestic, internal, home, local
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Pronunciation /ˈɪnland//ɪnˈland//ˈɪnlənd/
  • In or towards the interior of a country.

    ‘the path turned inland and met the road’
    • ‘Silverdale lies further inland but within the same Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that encompasses Arnside.’
    • ‘Just prior to the Southern textile boom, industrialization in South Carolina seemed concentrated along the coast, rather than inland.’
    • ‘It was then that the driver decided to drive inland and then took the tourists to the capital Colombo.’
    • ‘If played inland the dew factor would come into play - the tournament will have stretched into March - with day/night games ruled out.’
    • ‘The breeze turned inland, carrying the salt water smell into the woodland on the island's eastern tip.’
    • ‘In the late 1800s, Portuguese and Muslim traders moved further inland and established trade with tribes.’
    • ‘At Waddell Valley, within Big Basin, you can hike inland alongside Waddell Creek.’
    • ‘Seaplanes land, lumber is hauled in, oil is pumped onto ships, and trailer-trucks and trains carry off loaded containers headed inland.’
    • ‘So, I turned back inland just east of the advancing clouds.’
    • ‘Stewart travels inland a bit for his last two choices.’
    • ‘He swears disgustedly and turns inland, jaywalking across the bustling avenue, a gray-haired motorist squealing his brakes to miss him.’
    • ‘This occurs when relatively moist maritime air is carried inland at levels above the surface.’
    • ‘For example, Day says, the canals that connect the city to the coast allow storm surges to travel inland, bringing salt water that damages the land.’
    • ‘Freight containers were scattered everywhere, bobbing in the water or carried inland.’
    • ‘Katrina pushed the Gulf of Mexico's waters far inland, producing destructive storm surges 25 feet high.’
    • ‘He seemed to be everywhere, rallying hesitant soldiers and leading groups of men inland, despite German small arms, mortar and artillery fire.’
    • ‘As the wind sweeps the warmer-than-air lake water, it collects moisture and carries it ten miles inland to a collision with Tug Hill.’
    • ‘Well, these aquarium dolphins were moved inland from the coast to a hotel pool last night in Gulf Port, Mississippi.’
    • ‘In terms of turning rivers inland and making more dams, I think we've done that before, and we've made mistakes and we generally regret it.’
    • ‘Also, the majority of hawks live inland, rather than on the coast.’
    towards the interior, away from the coast
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Pronunciation /ˈɪnland//ˈɪnlənd/
the inland
  • The parts of a country remote from the sea or frontiers; the interior.

    • ‘The preliminary damage reports show that we fared a little bit better in the inland of south Florida than we did with Hurricane Frances.’
    • ‘Returning to Australia and discovering the inland in a series of visits as a journalist, he idealised the virtues of the bushman.’
    • ‘In the year of the outback, there is renewed attention on the survival of country towns, from the Tasmanian coast to the inland.’
    • ‘His journalistic background sang forth as he spoke of dreams fulfilled, the true spirit of Australia reaching out to the inland.’
    • ‘Since 1990, Husing notes, more than 660,000 people have moved into the inland.’
    • ‘To suggest the issue will be solved by piping water from the coast to the inland is too simplistic and fraught with hidden future complications.’
    • ‘However the return of dry conditions over the inland in the late spring (earlier in northern areas) allowed this abundant vegetation to dry out.’
    • ‘Hundreds of thousands of Australians have opted to move outside the cities to the regions in the inland and along the coast to find a better balance between work and life.’
    • ‘Construction of this narrow gauge line started in 1878, at the hight of the railway boom, in the hope to develop the pastoral and mining potential of the inland.’