Meaning of VAULT in English


~ 1 [ vɔ:lt ]

■ noun

1》 a roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, typical of churches and other large, formal buildings.

2》 a large room or chamber used for storage, especially an underground one.

↘a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored.

↘a chamber beneath a church or in a graveyard used for burials.

3》 Anatomy the arched roof of a cavity, especially that of the skull.

■ verb [usu. as adjective ~ed ] provide with or form into an arched roof.


ME: from OFr. voute , based on L. volvere 'to roll'.


~ 2 [ vɔ:lt ]

■ verb leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with the hands or a pole.

■ noun an act of ~ing.


~er noun


C16: from OFr. volter 'to turn a horse, gambol'.

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