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Definitions for inlet
ˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛtin·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inlet, recessnoun

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

  2. intake, inletnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inletnoun

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

  2. Inletnoun

    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. Inletnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inlet

    in′let, n. a passage by which one is let in: place of ingress: a small bay.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. inlet

    A term in some cases synonymous with cove and creek (which see), in contradistinction to outlet, when speaking of the supply and discharge of lakes and broad waters, or an opening in the land, forming a passage to any inclosed water.

Editors Contribution

  1. inlet

    A connection or link from a specific bay to the sea or ocean

    The local inlet on the coast is beautiful to explore

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Intel

  2. Leint

  3. Let in

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inlet in a Sentence

  1. Facebook Wednesday:

    The storm generates a wave that moves towards the shore, and is amplified by a shallow continental shelf and inlet, bay, or other coastal feature.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Edmund Burke:

    The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man's pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another.

  5. Captain Dave Bender:

    We were trolling, about 70 miles from Manasquan Inlet, for Bluefin tuna, and we hooked a very nice fish, we did n’t see Captain Dave Bender, but we could n’t gain much on Captain Dave Bender.

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