Vault meaning

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A room or compartment, often built of steel, for the safekeeping of valuables.

A bank vault.

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A burial chamber, especially when underground.
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To vault is to leap over something or to leap while you use your hands or a pole to provide you with support and help you leap higher.

An example of vault is when you jump over a gate.

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An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.
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The act of vaulting; a jump.
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A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with arched walls and ceiling, especially when underground.
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To construct or supply with an arched ceiling; cover with a vault.
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To build or make in the shape of a vault; arch.
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To jump or leap over, especially with the aid of a support such as the hands or a pole.
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To jump or leap, especially with the use of the hands or a pole.
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To accomplish something suddenly or vigorously.

Vaulted into a position of wealth.

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The sky as a vaultlike canopy.
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A piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body used especially for vaulting.
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An arched chamber or space, esp. when underground.
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A cellar room used for storage, as of wine.
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A secure room, often with individual safe-deposit boxes, for the safekeeping of valuables or money, as in a bank.
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An underground cave with a naturally arched roof.
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Any arched cavity or structure.

The cranial vault.

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To make a vault over; cover with a vault.
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To build in the form of a vault.
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To curve like a vault.
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To jump, leap, or spring, as over a barrier or from one position to another, esp. with the help of the hands supported on the barrier, etc., or with the aid of a long pole.
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To vault over.

To vault a fence.

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An act of vaulting.
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A leap or bound made by a horse.
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An event in which a gymnast vaults over a horse with the help of a springboard.
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An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.
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An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
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A structure resembling a vault, especially (poetic) that formed by the sky.
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A secure, enclosed area, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc.

The bank kept their money safe in a large vault.

Family members had been buried in the vault for centuries.

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To build as, or cover with a vault.
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(intransitive) To jump or leap over.

The fugitive vaulted over the fence to escape.

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An act of vaulting; a leap or jump.
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(gymnastics) An event in gymanstics performed on a vaulting horse.
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The definition of a vault is a secured room or area where valuables are kept.

An example of a vault is a bank vault where all the money is stored.

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An arched roof, ceiling, or covering of masonry.
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Origin of vault

  • 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 wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Obsolete French volter from Old French from Old Italian voltare from Vulgar Latin volvitāre frequentative of Latin volvere to turn, roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French volte (modern voûte), from Vulgar Latin *volta < *volvita or *volÅ­ta, a regularization of volÅ«ta (compare modern volute (“spire")), the past participle of volvere (“roll, turn").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French volter (“to turn or spin around; to frolic"), borrowed from Italian voltare, itself from a Vulgar Latin frequentative form of Latin volvere; later assimilated to Etymology 1, above.

    From Wiktionary