- The definition of an inlet is an opening, or a thin strip of water that comes from a larger body of water.
- An example of an inlet is a door.
- An example of an inlet is the Burrard fjord in British Columbia, Canada.
- Inlet is defined as to put something inside of something else.
An example of inlet is packing a cooler with ice and cans of soda.
Origin of inletMiddle English inletan: see in- and amp; let
- a narrow strip of water extending into a body of land from a river, lake, ocean, etc.; small bay or creek
- a narrow strip of water between islands
- a stream, river, etc. that flows into a larger body of water, as a lake or pond
- the act of letting something in
- an entrance, opening, or passage
- something inlaid or inserted
Origin of inletME inlate < the v.
- a. A recess, such as a bay or cove, along a coast.b. A stream or bay leading inland, as from the ocean; an estuary.c. A narrow passage of water, as between two islands.d. A drainage passage, as to a culvert.
- An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
Origin of inletin1 + let1.
(third-person singular simple present inlets, present participle inletting, simple past and past participle inlet)
From Middle English inleten, equivalent to in- + let. Cognate with Dutch inlaten (“to let in, admit”), Low German inlaten (“to let in”), German einlassen (“to admit, let in”), Swedish inlåta (“to enter, engage”).