Meaning of VAULT in English



Function: 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 < vault ed to sudden prominence>

transitive verb : to leap over especially : to leap over by or as if by aid of the hands or a pole

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.