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. noun
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
    synonyms: burial vault
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    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
  2. noun
    a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
    synonyms: bank vault
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    type of:
    strongroom
    a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept
  3. noun
    an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
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    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
  4. noun
    the act of jumping over an obstacle
    synonyms: hurdle
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    type of:
    jump, jumping
    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
  5. verb
    jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
    synonyms: overleap
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    types:
    hurdle
    jump a hurdle
    type of:
    bound, jump, leap, spring
    move forward by leaps and bounds
  6. verb
    bound vigorously
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    type of:
    bound, jump, leap, spring
    move forward by leaps and bounds
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