Inland vs Inward - What's the difference?

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Inland is a related term of inward.


As nouns the difference between inland and inward

is that inland is homeland, as opposed to foreign country; in composites: domestic while inward is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

As an adjective inward is

situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.

As an adverb inward is

towards the inside.

inland

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town.
  • :* This wide inland sea. .
  • :* From inland regions to the distant main. .
  • Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea; as, inland transportation, commerce, navigation, etc.
  • Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreign; as, an inland bill of exchange.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • The interior part of a country. Shakespeare
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast. Cook .
  • :* The greatest waves of population have rolled inland from the east. .
  • inward

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

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