Rampant vault
Rampant Ramp"ant (r[a^]mp"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster]

The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

[The] lion . . . rampant shakes his brinded mane. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant. [1913 Webster]

The rampant stalk is of unusual altitude. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) Rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left. [1913 Webster]

{Rampant arch}. (a) An arch which has one abutment higher than the other. (b) Same as {Rampant vault}, below.

{Rampant gardant} (Her.), rampant, but with the face turned to the front.

{Rampant regardant}, rampant, but looking backward.

{Rampant vault} (Arch.), a continuous wagon vault, or cradle vault, whose two abutments are located on an inclined plane, such as the vault supporting a stairway, or forming the ceiling of a stairway. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rampant vault — Vault 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 light — Vault 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rampant — Ramp ant (r[a^]mp ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster] The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey. Gower.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rampant arch — Rampant Ramp ant (r[a^]mp ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster] The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rampant gardant — Rampant Ramp ant (r[a^]mp ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster] The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rampant regardant — Rampant Ramp ant (r[a^]mp ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See {Ramp}, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster] The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vault (architecture) — A Vault (French. voute, Italian. volta, German. Gewölbe, Polish. sklepienie , Spanish. bóveda ) is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. url=http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/article… …   Wikipedia

  • rampant — rampantly, adv. /ram peuhnt/, adj. 1. violent in action or spirit; raging; furious: a rampant leopard. 2. growing luxuriantly, as weeds. 3. in full sway; prevailing or unchecked: a rampant rumor. 4. (of an animal) standing on the hind legs;… …   Universalium

  • rampant — /ˈræmpənt / (say rampuhnt) adjective 1. violent in action, spirit, opinion, etc.; raging; furious. 2. in full sway; unchecked: the rampant growth of anarchy. 3. luxuriant, as a plant. 4. lustful. 5. standing on the hind legs; ramping. 6. Heraldry …   Australian English dictionary

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