What does Fjord mean?

Definitions for Fjord
fyɔrd, fyoʊrd, fiˈɔrd, -ˈoʊrdfjord

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Fjord.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fjord, fiordnoun

    a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway


  1. fjordnoun

    A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.

  2. Etymology: From fjord, from fjǫrðr. Cognate to firth, ford.


  1. Fjord

    In physical geography, a fjord or fiord ( (listen)) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier. Fjords exist on the coasts of Antarctica, British Columbia, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Kamchatka, the Kerguelen Islands, Labrador, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Nunavut, Quebec, the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile, Russia, South Georgia Island, Tasmania, Scotland and Washington state. Norway's coastline is estimated to be 29,000 km (18,000 mi) long with its nearly 1,200 fjords, but only 2,500 km (1,600 mi) long excluding the fjords.


  1. fjord

    A fjord is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley. These geographical features are commonly found in countries with high latitudes like Norway, Greenland, and Canada.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fjordnoun

    see Fiord


  1. Fjord

    Geologically, a fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity. The word comes to English from Icelandic, but related words are used in several Scandinavian languages, in many cases to refer to any long narrow body of water other than the more specific meaning it has in English. The coasts of Norway, Iceland, and Greenland have many fjords.

Editors Contribution

  1. fjord

    A small horse.

    Frida's favorite fjord galloped past the barn through the field.

    Submitted by bondes27 on June 3, 2021  

Suggested Resources

  1. fjord

    Song lyrics by fjord -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by fjord on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce Fjord?

How to say Fjord in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fjord in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fjord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Fjord in a Sentence

  1. Tommy Pettersen:

    I don't get it, we are a maritime nation. We have relied on the ocean to live off and we want to dump this stuff in the fjord?

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Fjord

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Fjord »


Find a translation for the Fjord definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Fjord." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Fjord>.

Discuss these Fjord definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for Fjord? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    Lengthy word or many syllables.
    • A. bibulous
    • B. repugnant
    • C. lacerate
    • D. sesquipedalian

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Fjord: