Synonyms for adit

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-it
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæd ɪt

Définition of adit

Origin :
  • "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).
  • noun access
Example sentences :
  • “Push the adit right on, if we have to cut every foot of it with the drill,” he said.
  • Extract from : « The Gold Trail » by Harold Bindloss
  • Not likely; but we can get down to the water and go along the adit.
  • Extract from : « Menhardoc » by George Manville Fenn
  • A few minutes sufficed to bring them to the beach at the mouth of the adit.
  • Extract from : « Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Why there must be an adit,” cried Hardock, in a tone full of wonder.
  • Extract from : « Sappers and Miners » by George Manville Fenn
  • Note; an adit is a horizontal shaft driven in from the cliff.
  • Extract from : « Sappers and Miners » by George Manville Fenn
  • He doesn't know the difference between an adit and an air-drill.
  • Extract from : « Rimrock Trail » by J. Allan Dunn
  • Pabo could distinguish the marks of the picks used to excavate the adit.
  • Extract from : « Pabo, The Priest » by Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The adit of the mine was at the apex of the hill, which drooped off to the north.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete » by William T. Sherman
  • Clear away obstacles and open the adit to profitable working?
  • Extract from : « The Great Miss Driver » by Anthony Hope
  • It is also cheaper to drive an adit than to sink an incline.
  • Extract from : « The Business of Mining » by Arthur J. Hoskin

Antonyms for adit

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