inlet

  • 1 Inlet — In let, n. 1. A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance; especially, a narrow waterway leading into a harbor. [1913 Webster] Doors and windows, inlets of men and of light. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. A …

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  • 2 inlet — [in′let΄, in let′; ] for n. [ in′let΄, in′lət] vt. inlet, inletting [ME inletan: see IN 1 & LET1] to inlay or insert n. [ME inlate < the v.] 1 …

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  • 3 Inlet — (engl., spr. ínn , »Einlaß«), kleine Bucht, besonders in Nordamerika …

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  • 4 Inlet — (engl.), kleine Bucht, Bai …

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  • 5 inlet — index access (right of way), admission (entry), admittance (means of approach), entrance, ingress …

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  • 6 inlet — [inlɛt] n. m. ÉTYM. 1818, in D. D. L.; mot angl. « entrée, accès, baie, chenal ». ❖ ♦ Géogr. Anglic. Bras de mer qui s enfonce dans les terres. ⇒ Baie, goulet, chenal …

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  • 7 inlet — 1570s, narrow opening into a coast, arm of the sea, a special use of M.E. inleten to let in (c.1300), from IN (Cf. in) + LET (Cf. let) (v.). In this sense said by old sources to be originally a Kentish term …

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  • 8 inlet — ìnlet m DEFINICIJA jaka gusta tkanina za jastučnice i perine; nanking, angina, angin ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Inlett …

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  • 9 inlet — [n] arm of the sea basin, bay, bayou, bight, canal, channel, cove, creek, delta, entrance, estuary, firth, fjord, gulf, harbor, ingress, loch, narrows, passage, slew, slough, sound, strait; concepts 509,514 …

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  • 10 inlet — ► NOUN 1) a small arm of the sea, a lake, or a river. 2) a place or means of entry. 3) (in tailoring and dressmaking) an inserted piece of material …

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  • 11 inlet — An entrance or orifice for the admission of a fluid. The term normally is used with other words as a prefix, such as in inlet air, inlet air temperature, inlet casing, inlet duct, inlet guide van, inlet port, inlet valve, etc. See inlet case …

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  • 12 inlet — [[t]ɪ̱nlet[/t]] inlets 1) N COUNT An inlet is a narrow strip of water which goes from a sea or lake into the land. ...a sheltered inlet. 2) N COUNT: usu n N An inlet is a part of a machine through which a flow of liquid enters. ...a blocked water …

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  • 13 Inlet — An inlet is a narrow body of water between islands or leading inland from a larger body of water, often leading to an enclosed body of water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon or marsh. In sea coasts an inlet usually refers to the actual connection… …

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  • 14 inlet — noun a) A body of water let into a coast, such as a bay, cove, fjord or estuary. by opening this new inlet for sensations, you also open an inlet for the ideas; b) A passage …

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  • 15 inlet — in|let [ˈınlet, ˈınlıt] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Because it lets water in] 1.) a narrow area of water that reaches from the sea or a lake into the land ▪ There are several sheltered inlets along the coast. 2.) the part of a machine through… …

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  • 16 inlet — noun 1) we drifted toward a marshy inlet Syn: cove, bay, bight, estuary, fjord, sound, armlet, salt chuck 2) a fresh air inlet Syn: vent, flue, shaft, duct …

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  • 17 inlet — noun 1) a rocky inlet Syn: cove, bay, bight, creek, estuary, fjord, sound; Scottish firth 2) an air inlet Syn: vent, flue, shaft, duct, chann …

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  • 18 inlet — UK [ˈɪnlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms inlet : singular inlet plural inlets 1) a long narrow area of water that continues into the land from a lake or sea 2) a tube through which a liquid or gas goes into a machine …

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  • 19 inlet — n. /in let, lit/; v. /in let , in let /, n., v., inlet, inletting. n. 1. an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow; small bay or arm. 2. a narrow passage between islands. 3. a place of admission; entrance. 4. something put in or… …

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  • 20 inlet — noun Inlet is used before these nouns: ↑valve …

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