Definitions for Inletˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•letˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt(n.; v.)-let, -let•ting.

  1. (n.)an indentation of a shoreline, usu. long and narrow; small bay or arm.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. a narrow passage between islands.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. an entrance.

  4. something put in or inserted.

  5. (v.t.)to put in; insert.

Origin of inlet:

1560–70; in+let1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inlet, recess(noun)

    an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

  2. intake, inlet(noun)

    an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inlet(noun)

    a passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance

  2. Inlet(noun)

    a bay or recess,as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands

  3. Inlet(noun)

    that which is let in or inland; an inserted material

Freebase

  1. Inlet

    An inlet often leading to an enclosed body of water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh. In sea coasts, an inlet usually refers to the actual connection between a bay and the ocean and is often called an "entrance" or a recession in the shore of a sea, lake, or river. A certain kind of inlet created by glaciation is a fjord, typically but not always in mountainous coastlines and also in montane lakes. Complexes of large inlets or fjords may be called sounds, e.g., Puget Sound, Howe Sound, Karmsund. Some fjord-type inlets are called canals, e.g., Portland Canal, Lynn Canal, Hood Canal, and some are channels, e.g., Dean Channel and Douglas Channel.

Anagrams of Inlet

  1. Intel

  2. Leint

  3. Let in


Translations for Inlet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

inlet(noun)

a small bay in the coastline of a sea, lake etc

There are several pretty inlets suitable for bathing.

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