American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The land directly adjacent to and inland from a coast.
- n. A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
- n. A region situated beyond metropolitan centers of culture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Territory that lies back of and is tributary to a coast region or port.
- n. The land immediately next to, and inland from, a coast.
- n. The rural territory surrounding an urban area, especially a port.
- n. A remote or undeveloped area, a backwater.
- n. figuratively Anything vague or ill-defined, especially one that is ill understood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a remote and undeveloped area; originally, the land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland, sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying inland of the coast.
- n. a remote and undeveloped area
- German : hinter, behind (from Middle High German, from Old High German hintar; see ko- in Indo-European roots) + Land, land (from Middle High German lant, from Old High German; see lendh- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another tiresome grand tour of the Canadian hinterland is planned, including a homecoming visit to the universities.”
“Tuscany!" my mom declared, at the cypress trees and red rooftops beyond, reminding me just how similar the French hinterland is to that of northern Italy.”
“Fourth, Governor Palin has what the British Labour Party politician Denis Healy likes to call a "hinterland" - a life beyond politics.”
“Interestingly, we had discovered also just prior to his "recent trip to Europe" that our "hinterland" - possessing Sen Obama happened to possess a surprising lack of geographical knowledge”
“Thus those who ventured into the hinterland were able to violate the rules of Kashruth, a code that sets up dietary rules, with a clear conscience, while remaining observant Jews.”
“Attracting qualified doctors and nurses to the hinterland is a major challenge.”
“hinterland" - the stuff you do when you're not on the job.”
“He has visited South America, Africa, Europe and spent considerable time in what we might describe as the hinterland of the North American Continent, including Labrador, Alaska and the Hudson Bay Country of the North.”
“The "hinterland" that Mayo sold at original Tribune promotion prices to the newly incorporated Beachwood Borough, in December 1917, would later become the site of today's Jakes Branch County Park.”
“The myopic view of New York State as some kind of hinterland to the City is so pervasive among New Yorkers (city) and it drives everybody else in the state right up a wall.”
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