Vault

Noun

  • An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  • A secure, enclosed area, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc.

    "Family members had been buried in the vault for centuries."

  • An act of vaulting; a leap or jump.
  • 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."

  • A structure resembling a vault, especially (poetic) that formed by the sky.
  • (gymnastics) An event in gymanstics performed on a vaulting horse.

Verb

  • (transitive, intransitive) To jump or leap over.

    "The fugitive vaulted over the fence to escape."

  • (transitive) To build as, or cover with a vault.

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