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Meaning of ADIT

Pronunciation:  'adit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
 

ADIT is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: mine, passage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad"it\, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad +
ire to go.]
1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly
   horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which
   water and ores are carried away; -- called also {drift}
   and {tunnel}.

2. Admission; approach; access. [R.]

         Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: access, admission, admittance, air lock, approach, channel, conduit, corridor, course, ditch, duct, egress, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, exit, gangplank, gangway, hall, in, ingress, inlet, intake, means of access, opening, passage, passageway, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, vestibule, way, way in
 

 

 

 

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