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vault1
top to bottom: barrel, groin, and rib vaults

vault 1

 (vôlt)
n.
1.
a. An arched structure, usually of masonry or concrete, serving to cover a space.
b. An arched overhead covering, such as the sky, that resembles the architectural structure in form.
2. A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with an arched ceiling, especially when underground.
3. A room or compartment, often built of steel, for the safekeeping of valuables: a bank vault.
4. A burial chamber, especially when underground.
5. Anatomy An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.
tr.v. vault·ed, vault·ing, vaults
1. To construct or supply with an arched ceiling; cover with a vault.
2. To build or make in the shape of a vault; arch.

[Middle English vaute, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *volvita, volta, from feminine of *volvitus, arched, alteration of Latin volūtus, past participle of volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vault 2

 (vôlt)
v. vault·ed, vault·ing, vaults
v.tr.
To jump or leap over, especially with the aid of a support such as the hands or a pole.
v.intr.
1. To jump or leap, especially with the use of the hands or a pole.
2. To accomplish something suddenly or vigorously: vaulted into a position of wealth.
n.
1. The act of vaulting; a jump.
2. A piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body used especially for vaulting. Also called vaulting horse.

[Obsolete French volter, from Old French, from Old Italian voltare, from Vulgar Latin *volvitāre, frequentative of Latin volvere, to turn, roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vault′er n.

vaulted

(ˈvɔːltɪd)
adj
1. (Architecture) furnished with or as if with an arched roof
2. (Building) constructed in the shape of a vault
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vaulted - having a hemispherical vault or domevaulted - having a hemispherical vault or dome
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"

vaulted

adjective arched, domed, cavernous, hemispheric the pillars soaring to the vaulted ceiling high above them
Translations
ذو سَقْفٍ مَعْقودمُقَبَّب، مُقَنْطَر
klenutý
hvælvet
boltozatos
hvelfdur, meî hvelfingu
klenutý
kemer çatılıkemerli

vaulted

[ˈvɔːltɪd] ADJabovedado

vaulted

adj (Archit) → gewölbt

vaulted

[ˈvɔːltɪd] adja volta

vault1

(voːlt) noun
1. (a room, especially a cellar, with) an arched roof or ceiling. the castle vaults.
2. an underground room, especially for storing valuables. The thieves broke into the bank vaults.
3. a burial chamber, often for all the members of a family. He was buried in the family vault.
ˈvaulted adjective
1. (of a roof or ceiling) arched.
2. (of a building etc) having an arched roof or ceiling.
References in classic literature ?
The high partitions, leaning forward on their base, grew into a vaulted roof bearing the shape of an immense funnel turned upside down, the height being about five or six hundred yards.
There was a complete vaulted arch overhanging us, and our ascent was changed to a circular walk.
Feeble gleams of encrimsoned light made their way through the trellised panes, and served to render sufficiently distinct the more prominent objects around; the eye, however, struggled in vain to reach the remoter angles of the chamber, or the recesses of the vaulted and fretted ceiling.