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See also: Inland



From in- +‎ land. Compare West Frisian ynlân (inland), German Inland (inland), Danish indland (inland), Swedish inland (inland), Norwegian innland (inland).



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; as, inland transportation, commerce, navigation, etc.
  3. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign; as, an inland bill of exchange.



inland (plural inlands)

  1. The interior part of a country.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)



inland (comparative more inland, superlative most inland)

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


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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.