• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inland situated away from an area's coast or border
    • adv inland towards or into the interior of a region "the town is five miles inland"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world
    • Inland Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign; as, an inland bill of exchange. See Exchange.
    • adv Inland Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast. "The greatest waves of population have rolled inland from the east."
    • Inland 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.
    • n Inland The interior part of a country.
    • Inland Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town. "This wide inland sea.""From inland regions to the distant main."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Great Lakes are the most important inland waterway in North America. All the lakes, except Lake Michigan, which lies entirely in the United States, are shared by the United States and Canada and form part of the border between these countries.
    • n inland The interior part of a country.
    • n inland 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.
    • inland 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.
    • inland Carried on within a country; domestic; not foreign: as, inland trade.
    • inland 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).
    • inland Somewhat refined or polished; civilized: opposed to upland, the old expression for ‘rustic.’
    • inland In or toward the interior of a land.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most venomous of all snakes, known as the Inland Taipan has enough venom in one bite to kill over 200,000 mice.
    • n Inland in′land the interior part of a country
    • adj Inland remote from the sea: carried on or produced within a country: confined to a country:
    • adj Inland (Shak.) refined, polished
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In literature:

The defence works are divided into coast and inland groups.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
We had a great scare and narrow escape, at a small inland town where we stopped just at dusk, intending to remain over night.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
It stands inland about half-way between the Bay and the Pacific shore, among the Coast Range hills.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The Kamtschatkans live inland in little villages on the banks of the rivers, but seldom on the sea-coast.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
That appearance of a coast when the sea-line is bounded by parallel ranges of hills, rising inland one above the other.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
About two miles inland from Pentewan is Heligan, a very fine estate, whose gardens display rare subtropical vegetation.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
Their bodies would, no doubt, have been put over the side when the dhow was out of sight, and their rifles sold inland at a fancy price.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
Every one knows this story, but not the second; very likely because it is quite an inland story.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
We could venture far inland now without fear, for the natives were all away at the feast.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
As we travel inland, places are pointed out to us where populous cities once stood, but where no ruins mark the spot.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

Farewell!--Whether thou now liest near
That much-loved inland sea,
The ripples of whose blue waves cheer
Vevey and Meillerie;
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Of the thoughts that rise upward within us
And fly to the dim to be,
As the rivers that rising inland
Forever rush to the sea.
"The Pastor's Pool" by Alexander Anderson
And brims the little sea-shore lakes, and sets
Seaweeds afloat, and fills
The silent pools, rivers and rivulets
Among the inland hills?
"Regrets" by Alice Meynell
They part: but in the years to be
Shall pleasant memories cling to each,
As shells bear inland from the sea
The murmur of the rhythmic beach.
"At School-Close" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The lofty bank, and level plain,
With wide-mouth'd maitland stretch'd to view,
Look'd out upon the inland main,
And back, where virgin forests grew.
"Goderich" by Thomas Frederick Young
Maybe it rests in the loam I view,
Maybe it throbs in a myrtle's green,
Maybe it sleeps in the coming hue
Of a grape on the slopes of yon inland scene.
"Shelley's Skylark." by Thomas Hardy

In news:

The brown widow spider is multiplying rapidly and settling in all over San Diego County -- from the coast to the inland valleys.
How the Inland Northwest was shaped by Earth's greatest floods.
The building of warehouses in the Inland Empire is looking up just as the economy is starting to improve.
Inland water supply relies on conservation plan.
Waterspouts are very rare over the inland waters of Western Washington, said Danny Mercer, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Seattle.
View a street-level interactive weather map for Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County and the Inland Empire and Southern California from ABC7 / KABC-TV.
Min Kuo of Ispat Inland Inc and Dr John Chiang of Ford Motor Co.
You don't have time to build an underground shelter or move inland.
The well, 35 miles inland from Cabinda's Malongo terminal, encountered oil and gas shows in the primary and secondary reservoir targets.
Inland Empire gas price drops for 31st consecutive day.
Inland Empire voters living in the new 35th Congressional District have a choice between two members of the Democratic Party.
In the Inland Empire, no incumbents are running for the newly drawn 41st Congressional District.
A San Diego woman became the 42nd person to plead guilty in a concerted undertaking to cheat four Inland casinos and many others in the US and Canada out of millions of dollars.
Inland Lakes student to attend Naval Academy seminar.
Large tours, Inland acts book seasonal shows.

In science:

The 1990’s have seen an avalanche of activities, spanning the continent and in particular focussing on the high inland plateau, where the conditions are particularly appealing for a wide range of astronomical observations.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
This presents an increasing problem further inland, where one needs to avoid ruining existing fresh water supplies such as ponds, rivers and aquifers.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
The central core of ASKAP will be located at the Murchison Radio Observatory in inland Western Australia, one of the most radio-quiet locations on the Earth and one of the sites selected by the international community as a potential location for the SKA.
Science with ASKAP - the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder
The cold ocean, whose influence may extend to some distance inland, keeps the inversion layer low.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
While it is generally believed that most inland sites would be inferior to sites in these three categories, mainly due to turbulence-generating topography, the situation is not always clear.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview