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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.

vault

(vɔːlt)
n
1. (Architecture) an arched structure that forms a roof or ceiling
2. a room, esp a cellar, having an arched roof down to floor level
3. a burial chamber, esp when underground
4. a strongroom for the safe-deposit and storage of valuables
5. an underground room or part of such a room, used for the storage of wine, food, etc
6. (Anatomy) anatomy any arched or domed bodily cavity or space: the cranial vault.
7. something suggestive of an arched structure, as the sky
vb
8. (Building) (tr) to furnish with or as if with an arched roof
9. (Building) (tr) to construct in the shape of a vault
10. (intr) to curve, arch, or bend in the shape of a vault
[C14: vaute, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin volvita (unattested) a turn, probably from Latin volvere to roll]
ˈvaultˌlike adj

vault

(vɔːlt)
vb
1. to spring over (an object), esp with the aid of a long pole or with the hands resting on the object
2. (intr) to do, achieve, or attain something as if by a leap: he vaulted to fame on the strength of his discovery.
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage to perform or cause to perform a curvet
n
4. the act of vaulting
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a low leap; curvet
[C16: from Old French voulter to turn, from Italian voltare to turn, from Vulgar Latin volvitāre (unattested) to turn, leap; see vault1]
ˈvaulter n

vault1

(vɔlt)
n.
1. an arched structure, usu. of stones, concrete, or bricks, forming a ceiling or roof.
2. a space, chamber, or passage enclosed by a vault or vaultlike structure, esp. one located underground.
3. a room or compartment for the safekeeping of valuables.
4. a burial chamber.
5. something likened to an arched roof: the vault of heaven.
v.t.
6. to construct or cover with or as if with a vault.
7. to store in a vault.
v.i.
8. to curve in the form of a vault.
[1300–50; voute < Old French vou(l)te, volte « Latin volūta, of Latin volvere to turn (see revolve)]

vault2

(vɔlt)

v.i.
1. to leap, as to or from a position or over something: to vault over the net.
2. to leap with the hands supported by something, as by a horizontal pole.
3. to leap over a horse in gymnastics, using the hands for pushing off.
4. to achieve something as if by a leap: to vault into prominence.
v.t.
5. to leap over: to vault a fence.
6. to cause to leap over or surpass others.
n.
7. the act of vaulting.
8. a leap of a horse.
[1530–40; < French volte a turn]
vault′er, n.

vault

  • coping saw - A saw with a very narrow blade stretched across a u-shaped frame—for cutting curves, with cope meaning "vault, arch."
  • ossuary - From Latin os, "bone," it is any receptacle—urn, vault, etc.—for the bones of the dead.
  • camera - First meant "vault, chamber."
  • firmament - Means "vault of the sky," as a fixed structure.

vault


Past participle: vaulted
Gerund: vaulting

Imperative
vault
vault
Present
I vault
you vault
he/she/it vaults
we vault
you vault
they vault
Preterite
I vaulted
you vaulted
he/she/it vaulted
we vaulted
you vaulted
they vaulted
Present Continuous
I am vaulting
you are vaulting
he/she/it is vaulting
we are vaulting
you are vaulting
they are vaulting
Present Perfect
I have vaulted
you have vaulted
he/she/it has vaulted
we have vaulted
you have vaulted
they have vaulted
Past Continuous
I was vaulting
you were vaulting
he/she/it was vaulting
we were vaulting
you were vaulting
they were vaulting
Past Perfect
I had vaulted
you had vaulted
he/she/it had vaulted
we had vaulted
you had vaulted
they had vaulted
Future
I will vault
you will vault
he/she/it will vault
we will vault
you will vault
they will vault
Future Perfect
I will have vaulted
you will have vaulted
he/she/it will have vaulted
we will have vaulted
you will have vaulted
they will have vaulted
Future Continuous
I will be vaulting
you will be vaulting
he/she/it will be vaulting
we will be vaulting
you will be vaulting
they will be vaulting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vaulting
you have been vaulting
he/she/it has been vaulting
we have been vaulting
you have been vaulting
they have been vaulting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vaulting
you will have been vaulting
he/she/it will have been vaulting
we will have been vaulting
you will have been vaulting
they will have been vaulting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vaulting
you had been vaulting
he/she/it had been vaulting
we had been vaulting
you had been vaulting
they had been vaulting
Conditional
I would vault
you would vault
he/she/it would vault
we would vault
you would vault
they would vault
Past Conditional
I would have vaulted
you would have vaulted
he/she/it would have vaulted
we would have vaulted
you would have vaulted
they would have vaulted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
charnel, charnel house - a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
columbarium - a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
2.vault - a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuablesvault - a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
bank building, bank - a building in which the business of banking transacted; "the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"
strongroom - a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept
3.vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
barrel vault - the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch
groined vault - two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles
fenestella, lunette - oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
ribbed vault - vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
4.vault - the act of jumping over an obstaclevault - the act of jumping over an obstacle
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
Verb1.vault - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)vault - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
hurdle - jump a hurdle
2.vault - bound vigorously
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

vault

1
noun
1. strongroom, repository, depository The money was in storage in bank vaults.
2. crypt, tomb, catacomb, cellar, mausoleum, charnel house, undercroft He ordered that Matilda's body should be buried in the family vault.
3. arch, roof, ceiling, span the vault of a magnificent cathedral

vault

2
verb jump, spring, leap, clear, bound, hurdle Ned vaulted over the low wall.

vault 1

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:

vault 2

verb
To move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet:
noun
The act of jumping:
Translations
عَقْد، قَنْطَرَهقَبْومَقْبَرَة الأسْرَة تحْت الأرْضوَثْبَه، قَفْزَهيَقْفِز، يَثِب
sklepenískoktrezorhrobkaklenba
=-boksboksgravhvælvinghvælvingspring
holvataholviholvikaarihypätähyppy
grafhvelfinghvelfing; hvelfdur kjallariöryggisgeymslastökkstökkva
kapeneslēcienspārlēktvelvevelvju telpa
kryptapiwnicasklepienieskoczyćskok
prehupnúť sa
kasa dairesimahzenmezar odasısırıkla atlamasırıkla atlamak

vault

1 [vɔːlt] N (Archit) → bóveda f; (= cellar) → sótano m; (for wine) → bodega f; [of bank] → cámara f acorazada; (= tomb) → panteón m; [of church] → cripta f
family vaultpanteón m familiar
vault of heavenbóveda f celeste

vault

2 [vɔːlt]
A. Nsalto m
at one vault; with one vaultde un solo salto
B. VIsaltar
to vault over a streamcruzar un arroyo de un salto, saltar un arroyo
to vault into the saddlecolocarse de un salto en la silla
C. VTsaltar

vault

[ˈvɔːlt]
n
[roof] → voûte f
(= tomb) → caveau m
(in bank)chambre f forte
(= jump) → saut m pole vault
vtsauter par dessus
vault over
vtsauter par dessus

vault

1
n
(= cellar)(Keller)gewölbe nt; (= tomb)Gruft f; (in bank) → Tresor(raum) m; in the vaultsim Gewölbe etc
(Archit) → Gewölbe nt; the vault of heaven (liter)das Himmelsgewölbe (liter)

vault

2
nSprung m; (= scissors jump)Schersprung m; (legs behind) → Flanke f; (legs through arms) → Hocke f; (legs apart) → Grätsche f ? pole vault
vispringen, einen Schersprung/eine Flanke/eine Hocke/eine Grätsche machen; to vault into the saddlesich in den Sattel schwingen
vtspringen über (+acc), → überspringen, einen Schersprung/eine Flanke/eine Hocke/eine Grätsche machen über (+acc)

vault

1 [vɔːlt] n (Archit) → volta; (of bank) → caveau m inv; (tomb) → cripta, tomba
family vault → cappella di famiglia

vault

2 [vɔːlt] vt & vi to vault (over) sthsaltare qc con un balzo

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.

vault2

(voːlt) noun
a leap aided by the hands or by a pole. With a vault he was over the fence and away.
verb
to leap (over). He vaulted (over) the fence.
References in classic literature ?
We had a charming time poking about the ruins, the vaults where the monster tun is, and the beautiful gardens made by the elector long ago for his English wife.
The uproar which had so lately echoed through the vaults of the forest was gone, leaving the rush of the waters to swell and sink on the currents of the air, in the unmingled sweetness of nature.
For, suspended in those watery vaults, floated the forms of the nursing mothers of the whales, and those that by their enormous girth seemed shortly to become mothers.
Jurgis made fun of her for this, for he was a man and was proud of his superior knowledge, telling her that the bank had fireproof vaults, and all its millions of dollars hidden safely away in them.
I'll just walk up and down a minute, and see if I can call it back from recollec- tion's vaults.
Through gloomy vaults where the light of day had never shone, past hideous doors of dark dens and cages, down cavernous flights of steps, and again up steep rugged ascents of stone and brick, more like dry waterfalls than staircases, Defarge, the turnkey, and Jacques Three, linked hand and arm, went with all the speed they could make.
My gold collar,'' answered the Prior, ``against ten buts of Chian wine; they are mine as securely as if they were already in the convent vaults, under the key of old Dennis the cellarer.
I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults.
I could not help thinking of the wild ritual of this work, and of its probable influence upon the hypochondriac, when, one evening, having informed me abruptly that the lady Madeline was no more, he stated his intention of preserving her corpse for a fortnight, (previously to its final interment), in one of the numerous vaults within the main walls of the building.
As I later learned, they had been to the subterranean vaults in which the eggs were kept and had transported them to the incubator, which they had then walled up for another five years, and which, in all probability, would not be visited again during that period.
The roof was broken, and in two places were steps leading to vaults, but the ground had recently been dug over, and the earth placed in great wooden boxes, manifestly those which had been brought by the Slovaks.
Such creatures as the Siamese Twins--And in the vaults of the Inquisition.