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Definition of Vault

Vault

  1. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
  3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
  4. A leap or bound.
  5. The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
  6. A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
  7. 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.
  8. To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
  9. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
  10. To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.

Vault Quotations

When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called 'Tales From The Crypt' and 'The Vault of Horror.' They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous.
R. L. Stine

I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak.
Emma Watson

I think I always prefer the long jump, high jump, and javelin. I don't like the 400 metres and the pole vault except when I'm really in shape.
Roman Sebrle

Many words will be written on the wind and the sand, or end up in some obscure digital vault. But the storytelling will go on until the last human being stops listening. Then we can send the great chronicle of humanity out into the endless universe.
Henning Mankell

Indeed, the night sky is the part of our environment that's been common to all cultures throughout human history. All have gazed up at the 'vault of heaven' and interpreted it in their own way.
Martin Rees
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Vault Translations

vault in Dutch is gewelf, bol
vault in Italian is volta
vault in Latin is camera, crypta
vault in Swedish is hopp, valv
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