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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vault /ˈvɔlt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 vault =/ˈvɔlt, <ɪ>ʧɪɛflj ɑrɪtɪʃ ˈvɑlt/= 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vault n.
 1. Arch. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
    The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault.   --Gray.
 2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, used for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar. “Charnel vaults.”
    The silent vaults of death.   --Sandys.
    To banish rats that haunt our vault.   --Swift.
 3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
    That heaven's vault should crack.   --Shak.
 4.  A leap or bound. Specifically: -- (a) Man. The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet. (b) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
 Note:The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in pronunciation.
 Barrel vault, Cradle vault, Cylindrical vault, or Wagon vault Arch., a kind of vault having two parallel abutments, and the same section or profile at all points.  It may be rampant, as over a staircase (see Rampant vault, under Rampant), or curved in plan, as around the apse of a church.
 Coved vault. Arch. See under 1st Cove, v. t.
 Groined vault Arch., a vault having groins, that is, one in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault.
 Rampant vault. Arch. See under Rampant.
 Ribbed vault Arch., a vault differing from others in having solid ribs which bear the weight of the vaulted surface. True Gothic vaults are of this character.
 Vault light, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement or ceiling to admit light to a vault below.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vault v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vaulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaulting.]
 1. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, to vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.
    The shady arch that vaulted the broad green alley.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2.  To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
    I will vault credit, and affect high pleasures.   --Webster (1623).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vault, v. i.
 1. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
    Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself.   --Shak.
    Leaning on his lance, he vaulted on a tree.   --Dryden.
    Lucan vaulted upon Pegasus with all the heat and intrepidity of youth.   --Addison.
 2. To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a burial chamber (usually underground) [syn: burial vault]
      2: a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for
         safekeeping of valuables [syn: bank vault]
      3: an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
      4: the act of jumping over an obstacle [syn: hurdle]
      v 1: jump across or leap over (an obstacle) [syn: overleap]
      2: bound vigorously