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in·let

 (ĭn′lĕt′, -lĭt)
n.
1.
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.
2. An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.

[in + let.]

inlet

n
1. (Physical Geography) a narrow inland opening of the coastline
2. an entrance or opening
3. the act of letting someone or something in
4. something let in or inserted
5. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
b. (as modifier): an inlet valve.
vb, -lets, -letting or -let
(tr) to insert or inlay

in•let

(n. ˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; v. ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt)

n., v. -let, -let•ting. n.
1. an indentation of a shoreline, usu. long and narrow; small bay or arm.
2. a narrow passage between islands.
3. an entrance.
4. something put in or inserted.
v.t.
5. to put in; insert.
[1560–70; in + let1]

inlet


Past participle: inlet
Gerund: inletting

Imperative
inlet
inlet
Present
I inlet
you inlet
he/she/it inlets
we inlet
you inlet
they inlet
Preterite
I inlet
you inlet
he/she/it inlet
we inlet
you inlet
they inlet
Present Continuous
I am inletting
you are inletting
he/she/it is inletting
we are inletting
you are inletting
they are inletting
Present Perfect
I have inlet
you have inlet
he/she/it has inlet
we have inlet
you have inlet
they have inlet
Past Continuous
I was inletting
you were inletting
he/she/it was inletting
we were inletting
you were inletting
they were inletting
Past Perfect
I had inlet
you had inlet
he/she/it had inlet
we had inlet
you had inlet
they had inlet
Future
I will inlet
you will inlet
he/she/it will inlet
we will inlet
you will inlet
they will inlet
Future Perfect
I will have inlet
you will have inlet
he/she/it will have inlet
we will have inlet
you will have inlet
they will have inlet
Future Continuous
I will be inletting
you will be inletting
he/she/it will be inletting
we will be inletting
you will be inletting
they will be inletting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inletting
you have been inletting
he/she/it has been inletting
we have been inletting
you have been inletting
they have been inletting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inletting
you will have been inletting
he/she/it will have been inletting
we will have been inletting
you will have been inletting
they will have been inletting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inletting
you had been inletting
he/she/it had been inletting
we had been inletting
you had been inletting
they had been inletting
Conditional
I would inlet
you would inlet
he/she/it would inlet
we would inlet
you would inlet
they would inlet
Past Conditional
I would have inlet
you would have inlet
he/she/it would have inlet
we would have inlet
you would have inlet
they would have inlet
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inlet - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)inlet - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
cove - a small inlet
fiord, fjord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
loch - a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
2.inlet - an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
air horn - air intake of a carburetor
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
siamese connection, siamese - an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building

inlet

noun
1. bay, creek, cove, passage, entrance, fjord, bight, ingress, sea loch (Scot.), arm of the sea, firth or frith (Scot.) a sheltered inlet
2. vent, opening, hole, passage, duct, flue a blocked water inlet

inlet

noun
A body of water partly enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea:
Translations
شَرْم، مَدْخَل، مَنْفَذ
zátoka
vig
keskeny öböl
vík, vogur
neliels līcis
koyküçük körfez

inlet

[ˈɪnlet]
A. N
1. (Geog) → ensenada f, entrante m
2. (Tech) → admisión f, entrada f
B. CPD inlet pipe Ntubo m de entrada
inlet valve Nválvula f de admisión or entrada

inlet

[ˈɪnlət] n
(from the sea)crique f
rocky inlets → criques rocheuses
[machine] → arrivée f water inlet, air inletinlet pipe ntuyau m d'arrivée

inlet

n
(of sea)Meeresarm m; (of river)Flussarm m
(Tech) → Zuleitung f; (of ventilator)Öffnung f

inlet

:
inlet pipe
nZuleitung (→ srohr nt) f
inlet valve
nEinlassventil nt

inlet

[ˈɪnˌlɛt] n
a. (Geog) → insenatura, baia; (of sea) → braccio di mare
b. (Tech) → apertura di ammissione

inlet

(ˈinlit) noun
a small bay in the coastline of a sea, lake etc. There are several pretty inlets suitable for bathing.
References in classic literature ?
The doctor opened the seals with great care, and there fell out the map of an island, with latitude and longitude, soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets, and every particular that would be needed to bring a ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores.
The West Wind reigns over the seas surrounding the coasts of these kingdoms; and from the gateways of the channels, from promontories as if from watch-towers, from estuaries of rivers as if from postern gates, from passage-ways, inlets, straits, firths, the garrison of the Isle and the crews of the ships going and returning look to the westward to judge by the varied splendours of his sunset mantle the mood of that arbitrary ruler.
The reality is very different; bold rock-bound coasts, with the surf beating high against the lofty cliffs, and broken here and there into deep inlets, which open to the view thickly-wooded valleys, separated by the spurs of mountains clothed with tufted grass, and sweeping down towards the sea from an elevated and furrowed interior, form the principal features of these islands.
We had originally intended to go on to Magna Charta Island, a sweetly pretty part of the river, where it winds through a soft, green valley, and to camp in one of the many picturesque inlets to be found round that tiny shore.
Tierra del Fuego may be described as a mountainous land, partly submerged in the sea, so that deep inlets and bays occupy the place where valleys should exist.
Flint's Pond, a mile eastward, allowing for the disturbance occasioned by its inlets and outlets, and the smaller intermediate ponds also, sympathize with Walden, and recently attained their greatest height at the same time with the latter.
Keep a guard over your eyes and ears as the inlets of your heart, and over your lips as the outlet, lest they betray you in a moment of unwariness.
Anna Hansen shook the reins and they drove on, while I zigzagged back to my inlet and clambered up behind an overhanging elm.
They came to the shore of an inlet which is still called Trestraou, but which now, I believe, harbors a casino or something of the sort.
One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.
112} The land was in reality the shallow inlet, now the salt works of S.
In the maps that desolate coast is written Navy Board Inlet, but the Inuit name is best, because the country lies at the very back of everything in the world.