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fiord

 (fyôrd)
n.
Variant of fjord.

fiord

(fjɔːd)
n
(Physical Geography) a variant spelling of fjord

fjord

or fiord

(fyɔrd, fyoʊrd, fiˈɔrd, -ˈoʊrd)

n.
1. a long narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs usu. formed by glacial erosion.
2. (in Scandinavia) a bay.
[1670–80; < Norwegian; see firth]
fjord′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffsfiord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
inlet, recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
Translations
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fiord

[ˈfiːɔːrd ˈfjɔːrd] nfjord m

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The lesson for him was one of trust and courage; and I, who seemed to be then shut in upon a mountain-walled fiord without inlet or outlet, took the lesson home and promised myself not to lose heart again.
Hump, if you will look on the west coast of the map of Norway you will see an indentation called Romsdal Fiord.
From our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a chain of mountains, scarcely half the height of the Alps, would run in a straight line due southward; and on its western flank every deep creek of the sea, or fiord, would end in "bold and astonishing glaciers.
Let me play at quoits with cyclonic gales, flinging the discs of spinning cloud and whirling air from one end of my dismal kingdom to the other: over the Great Banks or along the edges of pack-ice - this one with true aim right into the bight of the Bay of Biscay, that other upon the fiords of Norway, across the North Sea where the fishermen of many nations look watchfully into my angry eye.
The way was most difficult, since shortly after leaving the river I encountered lofty cliffs split by numerous long, narrow fiords, each of which necessitated a con-siderable detour.
While the secret garden was coming alive and two children were coming alive with it, there was a man wandering about certain far-away beautiful places in the Norwegian fiords and the valleys and mountains of Switzerland and he was a man who for ten years had kept his mind filled with dark and heart-broken thinking.
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One glance at the spellbinding panorama and the misnomer is forgiven, since the place is a fiord, not a sound.
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The final Kirkistown car race meeting of the year highlights Formula Fiord with the Martin Donnelly Trophy taking centre stage.
Speaking to Edvard Grieg, in "With Grieg in Fiord Country":