from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An almost horizontal entrance to a mine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Admission; approach; access.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An entrance or a passage; specifically, in mining, a nearly horizontal excavation, or drift (which see), specially used to conduct from the interior to the surface the water which either comes into the workings from above or is pumped up from below.
- n. Milit., a passage under ground by which miners approach the part they intend to sap. Wilhelm, Mil. Diet. Admission; access; approach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
The "adit" -- or water-conducting -- level by which the spot was reached commenced at the cliffs, on a level with the seashore, and ran into the interior until it reached the old mine, about
He said: 'It is believed that she was climbing around an adit, which is an entrance to a mine.
GRC geologists mapped the adit, which is 40 meters in length and took channel samples, each approximately one meter or more in width across the vein and at two meter intervals along the strike of the vein.
Mine entrance: The 'adit' at Droskyn Point in Perranporth, Cornwall.
The trailing primer wires were braided together and connected to a cable running out to an electrician safely sheltered in an adit, detonator at the ready.
We’re standing beneath the adit of our long-desolate cave, proffering a sheaf of papers that you might consider a manuscript.
May 15, 2008 at 9:44 am ai dunt rilly want to luk adit!
Dis cite sur am bery edumacashunal in adit… addti… an teh funneh too!
Si quae controversiae utraque para judicem adit, is semel et simul rem transigit, audit: nec quid sit appellatio, lachrymosaeque morae noscunt.
Ille impiger regem adit, abatissam et suas praegnantes edocet, exploratoribus missis probat, et iis ejectis, a domino suo manerium accepit.