Mainland vs Inlet - What's the difference?

mainland | inlet |


As nouns the difference between mainland and inlet

is that mainland is the main landmass of a country or continent while inlet is a body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.

As a verb inlet is

to let in; admit.

mainland

English

Noun

(wikipedia mainland) (en noun)
  • The main landmass of a country or continent
  • * 1719:
  • ...I got to the mainland , where, to my great comfort, I clambered up the cliffs of the shore and sat me down upon the grass, free from danger and quite out of the reach of the water.
  • * 2005 : comment
  • You may have not realised when I was using the term mainland Europe, I was excluding the British Isles.

    inlet

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) inleten, equivalent to .

    Verb

  • To let in; admit.
  • To insert; inlay.
  • :* {{quote-web
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    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (wikipedia inlet) (en noun)
  • A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
  • A passage that leads into a cavity.
  • * 1748 . HUME, David. An enquiry concerning human understanding. In: L. A. SELBY-BIGGE, M. A. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 15.
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