meaning of ADIT

ADIT meaning in General Dictionary

An entrance or passage Specifically The nearly horizontal orifice where a mine is entered or by which liquid and ores tend to be overly enthusiastic known as in addition drift and tunnel

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  • an almost horizontal passageway through the area into a mine
  • An entrance or passageway. Especially: The nearly horizontal orifice in which a my own is registered, or in which water and ores tend to be caught up; -- called in addition move and tunnel.
  • Admission; approach; accessibility.

ADIT meaning in Law Dictionary

In mining law. A lateral entrance or passageway into a mine; the opening by which a mine is registered, or where water and ores are caught up; a horizontal excavation in and along a lode. Electro- Magnetic M. & D. Co. v. Van Auken, 9 Colo. 204, 11 Pac. 80; Gray v. Truby, 6 Colo. 278.


ADIT meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"entrance," c.1600, from Latin aditus "approach, entry, a going to or attracting near," from past participle stem of adire "to approach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ire "going," from PIE root *ei- "going" (see ion).


ADIT meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An entrance or passageway. Particularly: The nearly horizontal opening wherein a mine is entered, or where liquid and ores tend to be carried away; -- called in addition move and tunnel.

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  • (n.) Admission; approach; access.