Definitions for Inletˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt

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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 for Inlet »

  1. Intel

  2. Leint

  3. Let in

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Metro Vancouver:

    All south shore of the Burrard inlet port operations have been shut down, including rail and truck access.

  2. Nick Korniloff:

    We requested when he was out in the water, that he fish the river and Intracoastal (Waterway), he could go as far as the rocks and inlet.

  3. Jeremy Collier:

    Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.


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