• IPA: /ˈɪnlənd/


  1. Within the land; relatively remote from the ocean or from open water; interior
    an inland town
    • 1906, Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea Chapter 38
      […] there is no such sea for adventurous voyages as the Mediterranean— the inland sea which the ancients looked upon as so vast and so full of wonders.
    • 1785, William Cowper, The Task Book V
      From inland regions to the distant main.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene Book 2 Canto 6
      This wide inland sea.
  2. Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea
    inland transportation
    inland commerce
    inland navigation
  3. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign.
    an inland bill of exchange
  • German: binnenländisch, binnen
  • German: binnenländisch, binnen
Translations Noun

inland (plural inlands)

  1. The interior part of a country.
Translations Adverb


  1. Into, or towards, the interior of the land, away from the coast.
    • The greatest waves of population have rolled inland from the east. Sharon Turner.

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