Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of fjord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deep indentation of the land, forming a comparatively narrow arm of the sea, with more or less precipitous slopes or cliffs on each side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway

Etymologies

From Norwegian fjord. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The fiord is the show place of the Eastern Arctic and defies description.

    The Eastern Arctic Patrol

  • The word fiord, sometimes spelled fjord, comes from Norway, where fiords are common.

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  • The fiord was a hive of activity, with ferries crossing from one side of the harbour to the other, local ferries coming and going, and any number of fishing boats.

    Two Weeks To Remember

  • The harbour was the natural fiord, which is now the Vieux port; and the modern splendid street Canebière runs along the site of the old shipbuilding-docks of the Greeks.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • The outside must always be weakening, and the pressure on the inner increasing by the constant flow of water into the fiord, which is rising day by day.

    Steve Young

  • A fiord is a narrow inlet or arm of the sea that runs far inland, and is bordered by high, steep cliffs that reach far below the surface of the water.

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  • See, the ice of the fiord is a turquoise, the dark pine forests are mere threads of brown; for us all abysses should be thus adorned. "

    Seraphita

  • "fiord," -- a word which geographers of every nation have adopted into their respective languages.

    Seraphita

  • We dove under a glass partition and sat outside wet-haired, close to the edge of the fiord.

    So Far, So Good

  • The fierce wind that had been shoving our vehicle into oncoming cars was whipping the deep-blue fiord into a frenzy.

    So Far, So Good

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