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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

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

It is a remarkable fact that smallpox, a scourge for thousands of years, has now vanished from the earth, except for two tiny vials, one locked in a highly secure facility at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, and another stored in a similarly secure vault in Siberia.
Michael Specter

The thing with gymnastics is people don't always know the events. So they'll ask me about the rings, and I'll have to say, 'Women don't do that.' Or they'll use the wrong words, like horse instead of vault. They get confused.
McKayla Maroney

A good 80 percent of the vault is still physical and another percentage of it, 20, 25 percent is mental. Mental is always the mental strength, the confidence building up to that contest or repetition, practice, practice, and practice.
Bela Karolyi

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
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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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