Inlet meaning

ĭnlĕt, -lĭt
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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.

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To inlay or insert.
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An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
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The act of letting something in.
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An entrance, opening, or passage.
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Something inlaid or inserted.
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To let in; admit.
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A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary.
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A passage that leads into a cavity.
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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.

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Origin of inlet

  • in let

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English inlāte (“inlet, entrance”), from inleten (“to let in”), equivalent to in- +‎ let. Compare Low German inlat (“inlet”), German Einlass (“inlet, entrance”).

    From Wiktionary