AskDefine | Define inland

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inland adj : situated away from an area's coast or border [ant: coastal] adv : towards or into the interior of a region; "the town is five miles inland"

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  1. Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town.
    • This wide inland sea. Spenser.
    • From inland regions to the distant main. Cowper.
  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 foreing; as, an inland bill of exchange. See Exchange.


  1. The interior part of a country. Shakespeare


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

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