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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vault, burial vaultnoun

    a burial chamber (usually underground)

  2. vault, bank vaultnoun

    a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

  3. vaultnoun

    an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

  4. vault, hurdleverb

    the act of jumping over an obstacle

  5. vault, overleapverb

    jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

  6. vaultverb

    bound vigorously

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaultnoun

    an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  2. Vaultnoun

    an arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  3. Vaultnoun

    the canopy of heaven; the sky

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  4. Vaultnoun

    a leap or bound

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  5. Vaultnoun

    the bound or leap of a horse; a curvet

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  6. Vaultnoun

    a leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  7. Vaultverb

    to form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  8. Vaultverb

    to leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  9. Vaultnoun

    to leap; to bound; to jump; to spring

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

  10. Vaultnoun

    to exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble

    Etymology: [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F. voter. See Vault an arch.]

Freebase

  1. Vault

    A Vault is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. The parts of a vault exert lateral thrust that require a counter resistance. When vaults are built underground, the ground gives all the resistance required. However, when the vault is built above ground, various replacements are employed to supply the needed resistance. An example is the thicker walls used in the case of barrel or continuous vaults. Buttresses are used to supply resistance when intersecting vaults are employed. The simplest kind of vault is the barrel vault which is generally semicircular in shape. The barrel vault is a continuous arch, the length being greater than its diameter. As in building an arch, a temporary support is needed while rings of voussoirs are constructed and the rings placed in position. Until the topmost voussoir, the keystone, is positioned the vault is not self-supporting. Where timber is easily obtained, this temporary support is provided by centering consisting of a framed truss with a semicircular or segmental head, which supports the voussoirs until the ring of the whole arch is completed. With a barrel vault, the centering can then be shifted on to support the next rings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vault

    vawlt, n. an arched roof: a chamber with an arched roof, esp. one underground: a cellar: anything vault-like: a leap or spring by means of a pole or by resting the hands on something: the bound of a horse: a jump.—v.t. to shape as a vault: to arch: to roof with an arch: to form vaults in.—v.i. to curvet or leap, as a horse: to leap: to exhibit feats of leaping or tumbling.—n. Vaul′tage (Shak.), an arched cellar: vaulted work.—adj. Vaul′ted, arched: concave overhead: covered with an arch or vault.—ns. Vaul′ter, one who vaults or leaps; Vaul′ting (archit.), vaulted work; Vaul′ting-horse, a wooden horse used in gymnasiums for vaulting over.—adj. Vaul′ty (Shak.), arched, concave. [O. Fr. volte (Fr. voûte)—L. volvĕre, volutum, to roll.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vault in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vault in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vault in a Sentence

  1. Caon City principal Bret Meuli:

    A tip led to a couple more names, an interview led to a couple more. At one point it was,' Well, everybody is doing this, ’ of course, we didn't believe them up front and the more we looked, the more we said,' You know, hey, we have to turn this over to the PD. This is deeper than us. ’ The school’s investigation revealed students were sharing explicit photos of each other and storing them on hidden photo vault apps, disguised as other applications.

  2. Giulia Steingruber:

    When I wanted to twist, especially on vault... I had no feeling where I am. I was really scared, it was quite tough for me, because I didn't understand why it came, and I couldn't stop it. It was just strange for me, and it was horrible. The feeling was really horrible.

  3. Pierpaolo Campostrini:

    If the crypt becomes a swimming pool, we'll face an unknown situation, the salt could cause a collapse of the vault, a risk that nobody wants to take.

  4. Cierra Martin:

    The seed vault is the back-up of the back-up.

  5. James Scott:

    You'll have the right to be angry about Vault 7 only after you boycott dragnet surveillance data providers like Google, Microsoft, Skype, Facebook and LinkedIn. The true threat is coming from the private sector surveillance profiteers.

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  • voltaCatalan, Valencian
  • klenba, přeskok, sklepení, přeskočitCzech
  • Gewölbe, Gruft, TresorGerman
  • θόλοςGreek
  • volboEsperanto
  • bóveda, salto, cripta, saltarSpanish
  • holvikaari, loikka, kaari, hyppy, holvi, kupoli, holvata, hypätä, loikataFinnish
  • voute, crypte, bondir, cellier, caveau, chambre-forte, saut de chevalFrench
  • boghaScottish Gaelic
  • boltozatHungarian
  • cripta, volteggiare, volta, volteggio, camera blindata, caveau, balzare, saltare, cantina, salto, tombaItalian
  • כספתHebrew
  • 金庫Japanese
  • kelder, wijnkelder, kluis, gewelf, sprong met stok en handensteun; polsstoksprong, welving, crypteDutch
  • sklepienie, wolta, krypta, skok, piwnica, skoczyćPolish
  • abóbada, abobadarPortuguese
  • свод, прыжок, опорный прыжок, погреб, склеп, арка, хранилище, перепрыгиватьRussian
  • свод, svodSerbo-Croatian
  • valvSwedish
  • والٹUrdu
  • Chinese

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