Adit Definition

ădĭt
noun
An approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Adit

Noun

Singular:
adit
Plural:
adits

Origin of Adit

  • Latin aditus access from past participle of adīre to approach ad- ad- īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin aditus ("entrance, access"), from ad (“to, up to”) + itus (“going, departure”).

    From Wiktionary

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