Meaning of VAULT in English


/ vɔːlt; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun


a room with thick walls and a strong door, especially in a bank, used for keeping valuable things safe


a room under a church or in a cemetery , used for burying people


a roof or ceiling in the form of an arch or a series of arches


a jump made by vaulting

—see also pole vault

■ verb

vault (over) sth to jump over an object in a single movement, using your hands or a pole to push you :

[ v ]

She vaulted over the gate and ran up the path.

[ vn ]

to vault a fence

—see also pole vault



noun Middle English : from Old French voute , based on Latin volvere to roll.

verb mid 16th cent.: from Old French volter to turn (a horse), gambol, based on Latin volvere to roll.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.