Definitions

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

  • n. A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes.

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. See fiord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fiord.

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

Norwegian, from Old Norse fjördhr.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrðr. Cognate to firth, ford. (Wiktionary)

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  • I am surprised the original meaning of fjord is not included, i.e. a drowned U-shaped valley.

    September 6, 2012