Definition of Inlet

1. Noun. An arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands).

Exact synonyms: Recess
Generic synonyms: Body Of Water, Water
Specialized synonyms: Bristol Channel, Gulf Of Aegina, Saronic Gulf, White Sea, Zuider Zee
Specialized synonyms: Cove, Fiord, Fjord, Loch
Group relationships: Lake, Sea

2. Noun. An opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container.
Exact synonyms: Intake
Specialized synonyms: Air Horn, Siamese, Siamese Connection
Generic synonyms: Opening

Definition of Inlet

1. n. A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance.

Definition of Inlet

1. Verb. (transitive) To let in; admit. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To insert; inlay. ¹

3. Noun. A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary. ¹

4. Noun. A passage that leads into a cavity. ¹

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Definition of Inlet

1. to insert [v -LET, -LETTING, -LETS] - See also: insert

Medical Definition of Inlet

1. A passage leading into a cavity. Synonym: aditus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Inlet

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1. United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast. Part IV. From Point Judith to New by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, John Ross, Herbert Cornelius Graves, Harry L. Ford (1899)
"Fire Island inlet is easily recognized by Fire Island Lighthouse with its ... page 14) to the eastward of the inlet. It is the principal entrance to Great ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"It is essential to economy in air compression : (1) That the percentage of clearance be kept as small as possible. (2) That the inlet ..."

3. Annual Report by New York (State) (1871)
"CAYUGA inlet. By an act of the Legislature of 1869, an appropriation of $15000 was made, to be expended under the supervision of the Canal ..."

4. History of Alaska: 1730-1885 by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Alfred Bates, Ivan Petroff, William Nemos (1886)
"... the Shelikof party gave the newcomers a hint to move on, and incautiously pointed to Cook inlet or the gulf of Kenai as a profitable region. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclop├Ždia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1864)
"Hatteras inlet, the point of destination, was a gap in the sandy barrier which ... This and Ocracoke inlet were the principal entrances to Pamlico Sound, ..."

6. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska: Formerly Russian America by Frederick Whymper (1868)
"A direct route from the coast into the Cariboo mines by the way of Bute inlet Had been projected and partly carried out in the year; and in consequence the ..."

7. Annual Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1903)
"quan inlet, and that even during high tide at Manasquan inlet the water at no time reached so high a point as the level of the bay at Bay Head or ..."

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