vault

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. when underground
3. a cellar room used for storage, as of wine
4.
a) a burial chamber
b) a concrete or metal enclosure in the ground, into which the casket is lowered at burial
5. a secure room, often with individual safe-deposit boxes, for the safekeeping of valuables or money, as in a bank
6. an underground cave with a naturally arched roof
7. the sky as a vaultlike canopy
8. Anat. any arched cavity or structure [the cranial vault]
vt.
1. to make a vault over; cover with a vault
2. to build in the form of a vault
vi.
to curve like a vault
vault2 [vôlt]
vi.
[MFr volter < OIt voltare < VL * volvitare: see VAULT1]
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
vt.
to vault over [to vault a fence]
n.
[ VAULT2 sense 1 < the v.; VAULT2 sense 3 < Fr volte, a turn, bound, leap < It volta < LL * volta: see VAULT1]
1. an act of vaulting
2. a leap or bound made by a horse
3. Gym. an event in which a gymnast vaults over a HORSE (n. 9) with the help of a springboard
vaulter
n.

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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

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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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