Dictionary: IN'LAND – INN

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IN'LAND, a. [in and land.]

  1. Interior; remote from the sea. Worcester in Massachusetts, and Lancaster in Pennsylvania, are large inland towns.
  2. Within land; remote from the ocean; as, an inland lake or sea. Spenser.
  3. Carried on within a country; domestic, not foreign; as, inland trade or transportation; inland navigation.
  4. Confined to a country; drawn and payable in the same country; as, an inland bill of exchange, distinguished from a foreign bill, which is drawn in one country on a person living in another.


The interior part of a country. Shak. Milton.


One who lives in the interior of a country, or at a distance from the sea. Brown.


Denoting something inland; native.

IN-LAP'I-DATE, v.t. [in and lapido, lapis, a stone.]

To convert into a stony substance; to petrify. [Little used.] Bacon.

IN-LAW', v.t.

To clear of outlawry or attainder. Bacon.

IN-LAW'ED, pp.

Cleared of attainder.

IN'LAY, n.

Matter or pieces of wood inlaid, or prepared for inlaying. Milton.

IN-LAY', v.t. [pret. and pp. inlaid. in and lay.]

To veneer; to diversify cabinet or other work by laying in and fastening with glue, thin slices or leaves of fine wood, on a ground of common wood. This is used in making compartments. Encyc.


n, The person who inlays or whose occupation it is to inlay.


The operation of diversifying or ornamenting work with thin pieces of wood, set in a ground of other wood.

IN'LET, n. [in and let.]

  1. A passage or opening by which an inclosed place may be entered; place of ingress; entrance. Thus, a window is an inlet for light into a house; the senses are the inlets of ideas or perceptions into the mind.
  2. A bay or recess in the shore of the sea, or of a lake or large river, or between isles.

IN-LIMINE, adv. [In limine; L.]

At the threshold; at the beginning or outset.

IN-LIST', v. [See ENLIST.]

IN-LOCK', v.t.

To lock or inclose one thing within another.


Locked or inclosed within another thing.

IN-LOCO, adv. [In loco; L.]

In the place.

IN'LY, a. [in and like.]

Internal; interior; secret. Shak.

IN'LY, adv.

Internally; within; in the heart; secretly; as, to be inly pleased or grieved. Milton, Spenser.


Admitted as a dweller. Milton.

IN'MATE, n. [in or inn and mate.]

  1. A person who lodges or dwells in the same house with another, occupying different rooms, but using the same door for passing in and out of the house. Cowel.
  2. A lodger; one who lives with a family, but is not otherwise connected with it than as a lodger.

IN'MOST, a. [in and most.]

Deepest within; remotest from the surface or external part. The silent, slow, consuming fires, / Which on my inmost vitals prey. Addison. I got into the inmost court. Gulliver.

INN, n. [Sax. inn, probably from the Heb. and Ch. חנה, to dwell or to pitch a tent, whence Ch. חנות, an inn. Class Gn, No. 19.]

  1. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers. In America, it is often a tavern, where liquors are furnished for travelers and others. There was no room for them in the inn. Luke ii.
  2. In England, a college of municipal or common law professors and students; formerly, the town-house of a nobleman, bishop or other distinguished personage, in which he resided when he attended the court. Inns of court, colleges in which students of law reside and are instructed. The principal are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn. Inns of chancery, colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies. These are now occupied chiefly by attorneys, solicitors, &c. Encyc.

INN, v.i.

To take up lodging; to lodge. Donne.

INN, v.t.

To house; to put under cover. Bacon.