Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for adit on Thesaurus.com an entrance or a passage. Also called entry. . Mining a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine. an approach or access. Origin of adit 1595–1605;
an approach, equivalent to
to go) +
suffix of v. action
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adit right on, if we have to cut every foot of it with the drill,” he said.
Not likely; but we can get down to the water and go along the
A few minutes sufficed to bring them to the beach at the mouth of the
“Why there must be an
adit,” cried Hardock, in a tone full of wonder.
adit is a horizontal shaft driven in from the cliff. British Dictionary definitions for adit an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage Word Origin for adit
C17: from Latin
aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go
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Word Origin and History for adit n.
"entrance," c.1600, from Latin
aditus "approach, entrance, a going to or drawing near," from past participle stem of adire "to approach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion).
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