Definitions of vault

  1. To leap; to bound; to spring; to exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping.
  2. To leap, as with the aid of the hands.
  3. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.
  4. To leap over; to shape as a vault; to arch.
  5. To shape as a vault: to arch: to roof with an arch: to form vaults in.
  6. To arch; roof with an arch.
  7. To form with an arched roof.
  8. To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
  9. To leap, over a high barrier, especially by aid of the hands or a pole; to show feats of leaping.
  10. To curvet or leap, as a horse: to leap: to exhibit feats of leaping or tumbling.
  11. jump across or leap over ( an obstacle)
  12. bound vigorously
  13. To arch; to form or cover with a vault.
  14. To shape as a vault; to arch.
  15. To bound or curvet, as a horse; to turn or make a turn.
  16. a strongroom or compartment ( often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
  17. a burial chamber ( usually underground)
  18. an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
  19. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  20. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
  21. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
  22. A leap or bound.
  23. The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
  24. A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
  25. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
  26. To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.
  27. A leap over a high barrier using the hands for support; an arched roof or ceiling; storage space, usually in a cellar; a prison; a cavern; a tomb; a steel room in a bank, etc., for the safe- keeping of valuables, such as jewels; the arch of heaven.
  28. An arched roof: a chamber with an arched roof, esp. one underground: a cellar: anything vault- like: the bound of a horse: a jump.
  29. An arched roof; chamber with an arched roof; underground chamber; a leap.
  30. An arched apartment or chamber; subterranean compartment; arched ceiling or roof.
  31. A springing leap, as one made with the aid of the hands or of a pole.
  32. An arched roof of a circular, elliptical, or Gothic form; a chamber, specially underground, with an arched roof; a cellar; a cave or cavern; a repository for the dead; the leap of a horse.
  33. The bounding turn which skilful riders teach their horses; a leap; a tumbler's gambol or turn.