vault
I. noun Etymology: Middle English vaute, voute, from Anglo-French voute, from Vulgar Latin *volvita turn, vault, from feminine of *volvitus, alteration of Latin volutus, past participle of volvere to roll — more at voluble Date: 14th century 1. a. an arched structure of masonry usually forming a ceiling or roof b. something (as the sky) resembling a vault c. an arched or dome-shaped anatomical structure <
the cranial vault
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2. a. a space covered by an arched structure; especially an underground passage or room b. an underground storage compartment c. a room or compartment for the safekeeping of valuables 3. a. a burial chamber b. a prefabricated container usually of metal or concrete into which a casket is placed at burial • vaulty adjective II. transitive verb Date: 14th century to form or cover with or as if with a vault ; arch III. verb Etymology: Middle French volter, from Old Italian voltare, from Vulgar Latin *volvitare to turn, leap, frequentative of Latin volvere Date: 1538 intransitive verb 1. to leap vigorously; especially to execute a leap using the hands or a pole 2. to do or achieve something as if by a leap <
vaulted to sudden prominence
>
transitive verb to leap over; especially to leap over by or as if by aid of the hands or a pole IV. noun Date: 1576 an act of vaulting ; leap

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  • 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 — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vault — vault1 [vôlt] n. [ME voute < OFr < VL * volvita, an arch, vault < * volvitus, pp. of * volvitare, intens. of L volvere, to turn around, roll: see WALK] 1. an arched roof, ceiling, or covering of masonry 2. an arched chamber or space, esp …   English World dictionary

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  • Vault — Vault  коммерческая, проприетарная система управления версиями, разработанная компанией SourceGear LLC, которая позиционирует свой продукт как замену Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. Система Vault использует Microsoft SQL Server в качестве базы… …   Википедия

  • Vault — est une série de cymbales Ride, Crash, Chinesse, Hats, Splash, de percussions et de cymbales orchestrales commercialisée par Sabian. Cette série est caractérisée par un grand nombre de modèles Signature, modèles adaptés aux goûts et préférences… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vault — ‘arched roof’ [14] and vault ‘jump’ [16] are distinct words, although they share a common ancestor: Latin volvere ‘roll, turn’ (source also of English involve, revolve, etc). Its feminine past participle volūta evolved in Vulgar Latin into *volta …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • vault — vault·age; vault·er; vault·man; vault; …   English syllables

  • vault — ‘arched roof’ [14] and vault ‘jump’ [16] are distinct words, although they share a common ancestor: Latin volvere ‘roll, turn’ (source also of English involve, revolve, etc). Its feminine past participle volūta evolved in Vulgar Latin into *volta …   Word origins

  • Vault — Vault, v. i. [Cf. OF. volter, F. voltiger, It. volt?re turn. See {Vault}, n., 4.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring. [1913 Webster] Vaulting ambition, which o erleaps itself. Shak. [1913 Webster] Leaning on his lance, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vault — vb *jump, leap, spring, bound Analogous words: surmount (see CONQUER): mount, ascend, *rise, soar vault n jump, leap, spring, bound (see under JUMP vb) Analogous words: surmounting (see CONQUER): rising, mounting, ascending, soaring (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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