vault

n. & v.
—n.
1 a an arched roof. b a continuous arch. c a set or series of arches whose joints radiate from a central point or line.
2 a vaultlike covering (the vault of heaven).
3 an underground chamber: a as a place of storage (bank vaults). b as a place of interment beneath a church or in a cemetery etc. (family vault).
4 an act of vaulting.
5 Anat. the arched roof of a cavity.
—v.
1 intr. leap or spring, esp. while resting on one or both hands or with the help of a pole.
2 tr. spring over (a gate etc.) in this way.
3 tr. (esp. as vaulted) a make in the form of a vault. b provide with a vault or vaults.
Derivatives:
vaulter n.
Etymology: OF voute, vaute, ult. f. L volvere roll

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Vault — (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Vault} a leap, {Volt} a turn, {Volute}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vault — Vault, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vaulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaulting}.] [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. vo[^u]ter. See {Vault} an arch.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vault — vault1 [vôlt] n. [ME voute < OFr < VL * volvita, an arch, vault < * volvitus, pp. of * volvitare, intens. of L volvere, to turn around, roll: see WALK] 1. an arched roof, ceiling, or covering of masonry 2. an arched chamber or space, esp …   English World dictionary

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  • vault — ‘arched roof’ [14] and vault ‘jump’ [16] are distinct words, although they share a common ancestor: Latin volvere ‘roll, turn’ (source also of English involve, revolve, etc). Its feminine past participle volūta evolved in Vulgar Latin into *volta …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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  • vault — ‘arched roof’ [14] and vault ‘jump’ [16] are distinct words, although they share a common ancestor: Latin volvere ‘roll, turn’ (source also of English involve, revolve, etc). Its feminine past participle volūta evolved in Vulgar Latin into *volta …   Word origins

  • Vault — Vault, v. i. [Cf. OF. volter, F. voltiger, It. volt?re turn. See {Vault}, n., 4.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring. [1913 Webster] Vaulting ambition, which o erleaps itself. Shak. [1913 Webster] Leaning on his lance, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vault|ed — «VAWL tihd», adjective. 1. in the form of a vault; arched: »a vaulted ceiling. 2. built or covered with a vault: »a vaulted room. SYNONYM(S): domed. 3. having vaults or underground passages: »the vaulted catacombs …   Useful english dictionary

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