vault

Vault is a verb that means "to jump over something." If you were hurrying out to the pasture to visit your favorite cow, you might vault over the gate in your excitement.

When you support yourself with your hands as you jump over some hurdle, you vault, just as a gymnast might do across a vault — a piece of gymnastic equipment made to be vaulted over after a running start. Another meaning of vault is the arched roof of a building, or something that resembles such an archway. A storage chamber, especially one that's kept underground, is also a vault, like a bank vault.

Definitions of vault
1

n a burial chamber (usually underground)

Synonyms:
burial vault
Types:
charnel, charnel house
a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
columbarium
a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns
Type of:
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture
a chamber that is used as a grave

n a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

Synonyms:
bank vault
Type of:
strongroom
a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept

n an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

Types:
barrel vault
the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch
groined vault
two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles
ribbed vault
vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches
Type of:
roof
a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

n the act of jumping over an obstacle

Synonyms:
hurdle
Type of:
jump, jumping
the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

v jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Synonyms:
overleap
Types:
hurdle
jump a hurdle
Type of:
bound, jump, leap, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds

v bound vigorously

Type of:
bound, jump, leap, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds

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