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hinterland definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a remote and undeveloped area [syn: backwoods, back country, boondocks, hinterland]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German, from hinter hinder + Land Date: 1890 1. a region lying inland from a coast 2. a. a region remote from urban areas b. a region lying beyond major metropolitan or cultural centers

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the often deserted or uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks. 2 an area served by a port or other centre. 3 a remote or fringe area. Etymology: G f. hinter behind + Land LAND

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hinterland Hin"ter*land`, n. [G.; hinter behind + land land.] The land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland, sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying inland of the coast.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hinterlands) The hinterland of a stretch of coast or a large river is the area of land behind it or around it. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

airspace, area, arena, back, back country, backcountry, backdrop, background, backwash, backwater, backwoods, belt, boondock, boondocks, borderland, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, confines, continental shelf, corridor, country, department, distance, district, division, environs, field, forests, frontier, ground, heartland, inland, inlands, interior, land, locale, midland, midlands, milieu, mise-en-scene, neighborhood, offshore rights, outback, outpost, part, parts, place, precincts, premises, purlieus, quarter, rear, region, salient, scene, section, setting, soil, space, stage, stage set, stage setting, sticks, terrain, territory, the bush, theater, three-mile limit, timbers, twelve-mile limit, uninhabited region, up-country, vicinage, vicinity, virgin land, virgin territory, wasteland, wild West, wilderness, wilds, woodlands, woods, zone


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