inland in‧land [ˈɪnlənd] adjective [only before a noun]
1. inland mail or transport services are those used for letters or goods being sent within a country, not abroad:

• The letter was lost in the inland post.

• inland cargo transport

2. an inland area, city, point etc is away from the coast:

• Loading starts not at the port, but at inland depots.

• ships that operate on inland waterways

— inland adverb :

• An elaborate system of canals was built, enabling goods to be transported inland.

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inland UK US /ˈɪnlənd/ adjective [usually before noun]
within the borders of a country, rather than between countries: »

Policies for maritime and air transport are likely to differ from those for inland transport due to the highly intercontinental nature of trade in these services.


Royal Mail aims to deliver 92.5% of inland mail the day after it is posted.

located towards the middle of a country away from a coast: »

Some cargo comes by air to inland ports such as Dallas.


an inland area/city/province

Compare INTERNATIONAL(Cf. ↑international), OVERSEAS(Cf. ↑overseas) adjective
inland UK US /ˈɪnlænd/ adverb
towards the middle of a country: »

trains carrying shipped cargo containers inland

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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