Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or located in the interior part of a country or region.
  • adjective Chiefly British Operating or applying within the borders of a country or region; domestic.
  • adverb In, toward, or into the interior of a country or region.
  • noun The interior of a country or region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or toward the interior of a land.
  • noun The interior part of a country.
  • noun In feudal law, land reserved by the lord of the manor to be cultivated by his serfs or used for the manor, as distinguished from the lands occupied or enjoyed by the tenants. See outland.
  • Of or pertaining to the interior, as distinguished from the coast; away or retired from the sea or the main ocean: as, an inland town or lake.
  • Carried on within a country; domestic; not foreign: as, inland trade.
  • Confined to a country; drawn and payable in the same country: as, an inland bill of exchange (distinguished from a foreign bill, which is drawn in one country on a person living in another).
  • Somewhat refined or polished; civilized: opposed to upland, the old expression for ‘rustic.’

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior.
  • adjective Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea
  • adjective Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign. See Exchange.
  • adverb Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast.
  • noun The interior part of a country.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign; as, an inland bill of exchange.
  • adjective Ukraine.U (У) - in, Kraina (країна) - land. A country being situated geagraphically in the center of Europe.
  • noun The interior part of a country. Shakespeare
  • adverb Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast. Cook.

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

  • adverb towards or into the interior of a region
  • adjective situated away from an area's coast or border

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Examples

  • On the outskirts, what we call the inland empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, out in the desert, where people had to move because those were the only homes that they could afford, there's been a huge drop, a huge collapse in housing there.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2009

  • On the outskirts, what we call the inland empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, out in the desert, where people had to move because those were the only homes that they could afford, there's been a huge drop, a huge collapse in housing there.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2009

  • Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie designed Augusta National Golf Club as what they called an "inland links," signifying they wanted it to play as much as possible like the Old Course in St. Andrews.

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  • As the people get greater wages, so they, I mean the same poorer part of the people, clothe better, and furnish better, and this increases the consumption of the very manufactures they make; then that consumption increases the quantity made, and this creates what we call inland trade, by which innumerable families are employed, and the increase of the people maintained, and by which increase of trade and people the present growing prosperity of this nation is produced.

    The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)

  • If you look inland from the beaches, you will find the expats.

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  • Further inland is Guadalajara, a large, very old, and still beautiful colonial city.

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  • Anyone inland is hesitant to vote for someone near the Lake Michigan coast.

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  • Further inland is Guadalajara, a large, very old, and still beautiful colonial city.

    Retiring in Yucatan

  • Further inland is Guadalajara, a large, very old, and still beautiful colonial city.

    Retiring in Yucatan

  • If you look inland from the beaches, you will find the expats.

    Help appreciated in location choice!

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  • "The island of Tikopia is an example of another sort of system which is neither universal, egocentric, nor directed toward a base point, but is tied to a particular edge in the landscape. The island is small enough so that one is rarely out of sight or sound of the sea, and the islanders use the expressions inland or seaward for all kinds of spatial reference.... Firth reports overhearing one man say to another: 'There is a spot of mud on your seaward cheek.'" - Quoted in The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch. MIT Press (1960), p. 129.

    January 3, 2007

  • Scots. The best land on an estate.

    May 23, 2011