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vault - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'vault' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Vault [ n.]
- An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
- An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
- The canopy of heaven; the sky.
- A leap or bound.
- The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
- A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
- To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
- To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.
2 . Vault [ v. i.]
- To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
3 . Vault [ v. t.]
- 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.