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Meaning of VAULT

Pronunciation:  volt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of jumping over an obstacle
  2. [n]  an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
  3. [n]  a burial chamber (usually underground)
  4. [n]  a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
  5. [v]  bound vigorously
  6. [v]  jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

VAULT is a 5 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: bank vault, burial vault, hurdle, overleap
 See Also: bank, bank building, barrel vault, bound, burial chamber, charnel, charnel house, fenestella, groined vault, hurdle, jump, jump, jumping, leap, lunette, ribbed vault, roof, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture, spring, strongroom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.]
    1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling
       or canopy.
             The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault. --Gray.
    2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use
       for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the
       like; a cell; a cellar. ``Charnel vaults.'' --Milton.
             The silent vaults of death.           --Sandys.
             To banish rats that haunt our vault.  --Swift.
    3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
             That heaven's vault should crack.     --Shak.
    4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same
       word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.] A leap or
       bound. Specifically:
       (a) (Man.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
       (b) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard,
           or the like.
    Note: The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in
    {Barrel}, {Cradle}, {Cylindrical}, or {Wagon}, {vault}
       (Arch.), a kind of vault having two parallel abutments,
       and the same section or profile at all points. It may be
       rampant, as over a staircase (see {Rampant vault}, under
       {Rampant}), or curved in plan, as around the apse of a
    {Coved vault}. (Arch.) See under 1st {Cove}, v. t.
    {Groined vault} (Arch.), a vault having groins, that is, one
       in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one
       another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault.
    {Rampant vault}. (Arch.) See under {Rampant}.
    {Ribbed vault} (Arch.), a vault differing from others in
       having solid ribs which bear the weight of the vaulted
       surface. True Gothic vaults are of this character.
    {Vault light}, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement
       or ceiling to admit light to a vault below.
  2. \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.]
    1. 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.
             The shady arch that vaulted the broad green alley.
                                                   --Sir W.
    2. [See {Vault}, v. i.] To leap over; esp., to leap over by
       aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
             I will vault credit, and affect high pleasures.
  3. \Vault\, v. i. [Cf. OF. volter, F. voltiger, It. volt?re
    turn. See {Vault}, n., 4.]
    1. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
             Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself. --Shak.
             Leaning on his lance, he vaulted on a tree.
             Lucan vaulted upon Pegasus with all the heat and
             intrepidity of youth.                 --Addison.
    2. To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a vault in your dream, forewarns that you should guard your own wealth against those who may steal or cheat. Symbolically, vaults represent your inner storehouse of psychological potential. You are at a time where you need to start using your inner reserves of skill an energy and quit continuing to lock and store them away. Seeing an open vault, forewarns that you should not flaunt your wealth to everyone. Seeing a burial vault in your dream means a personal sadness and/or loss of someone close to you.