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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-it]
    • /ˈæd ɪt/
    • /ˈædɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-it]
    • /ˈæd ɪt/

Definitions of adit word

  • noun adit an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage 3
  • noun adit an approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine 3
  • noun adit an entrance or a passage. 1
  • noun adit Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine. 1
  • noun adit an approach or access. 1
  • noun adit A horizontal passage leading into a mine for the purposes of access or drainage. 1

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Origin of adit

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Latin aditus an approach, equivalent to ad- ad- + -i- (stem of īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action

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Parts of speech for Adit


adit popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adit

noun adit

  • opening — an open or clear space.
  • tunnel — an underground passage.
  • admission — Admission is permission given to a person to enter a place, or permission given to a country to enter an organization. Admission is also the act of entering a place.
  • passageway — a way for passing into, through, or out of something, as within a building or between buildings; a corridor, hall, alley, catwalk, or the like.
  • approach — When you approach something, you get closer to it.

Antonyms for adit

noun adit

  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • conclusion — When you come to a conclusion, you decide that something is true after you have thought about it carefully and have considered all the relevant facts.
  • departure — Departure or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.

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