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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ad"it
  1. 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.
  2. Admission; approach; access.(R)"Yourself and yours shall have Free adit." [Tennyson.]

Etymology: L. aditus, fr. adire ´┐Żaitum, to go to; ad + ire to go

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

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

  1. A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine, as contrasted with a shaft or vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.

adit was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Adit

Adit Phataraprasit is a sports team member for the Bangkok United F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Adit

  • How Popular is the name Adit? Adit is the 22,884th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 273 babies born with the first name Adit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adit to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adit is Saturday, October 13th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Adit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adit was in 2010 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Adit Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adit is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Adit: Your name in reverse order is Tida. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adti. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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