Definition of Hinterland

1. Noun. A remote and undeveloped area.

Exact synonyms: Back Country, Backwoods, Boondocks
Generic synonyms: Country, Rural Area



Definition of Hinterland

1. n. 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.

Definition of Hinterland

1. Noun. The land immediately next to, and inland from, a coast. ¹

2. Noun. The rural territory surrounding an urban area, especially a port. ¹

3. Noun. A remote or undeveloped area, a backwater. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) Anything vague or ill-defined, ''especially'' one that is ill understood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hinterland

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hinterland

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Literary usage of Hinterland

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1. Detroit and World-trade: A Survey of the City's Present and Potential by Thomas Laurence Munger, Frank Howard Evans, Detroit Board of Commerce (1920)
"LIST OF EXPORTS Not a few products of Detroit's hinterland have an international reputation, both for excellence of quality and for workmanship. ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"THE FRANCO-GERMAN TREATY AND THE "hinterland" OF CAMEROONS.» THE dispute between France and Germany about the hinterland of the Cameroons Protectorate has ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"THE FRANCO-GERMAN TREATY AND THE "hinterland" OF CAMEROONS.* THE dispute between France and Germany about the hinterland of the Cameroons Protectorate has ..."

4. Unexplored New Guinea: A Record of the Travels, Adventures, and Experiences by Wilfred N. Beaver (1920)
"... CHAPTER XXI THE KIKORI hinterland Exploration of the interior—The Kiko ... of paradise—Description of the hinterland—Resemblance between the natives of ..."

5. Beautiful Accommodation in Queensland, Australia by Simon St John (2004)
"Sunshine Coast and hinterland The Sunshine Coast region is one of the most diverse in Queensland. From the golden beaches of Caloundra, Mooloolabah and ..."

6. Influences of Geographic Environment, on the Basis of Ratzel's System of by Ellen Churchill Semple (1911)
"... of coasts from hinterland. Italy and two-fifths that of France, so that it is short. But since Germany's area is nearly twice Italy's and a little ..."

7. Missionary Story Sketches: Folk-lore from Africa by Alexander Priestley Camphor (1909)
"ONE morning three weeks later, at an early hour, Mr. Jackson began his long journey in the hinterland of Liberia, having made extended observations in and ..."

8. Foreign Trade and Shipping by Erich Walter Zimmermann, W. C. Clark (1917)
"Value of seaport to community and "hinterland" —A location on the coast has many advantages for the community: (a) Concentration of merchandise and traffic; ..."

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