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VAULT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vault mean? 

VAULT (noun)
  The noun VAULT has 4 senses:

1. a burial chamber (usually underground)
2. a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
3. an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
4. the act of jumping over an obstacle

  Familiarity information: VAULT used as a noun is uncommon.


VAULT (verb)
  The verb VAULT has 2 senses:

1. jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
2. bound vigorously

  Familiarity information: VAULT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VAULT (noun)


Sense 1vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A burial chamber (usually underground)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

burial vault; vault

Hypernyms ("vault" is a kind of...):

burial chamber; sepulcher; sepulchre; sepulture (a chamber that is used as a grave)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vault"):

charnel; charnel house (a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited)

columbarium (a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns)


Sense 2vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bank vault; vault

Hypernyms ("vault" is a kind of...):

strongroom (and burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept)

Holonyms ("vault" is a part of...):

bank; bank building (a building in which the business of banking transacted)


Sense 3vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("vault" is a kind of...):

roof (a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building)

Meronyms (parts of "vault"):

fenestella; lunette (oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vault"):

barrel vault (the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch)

groined vault (two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles)

ribbed vault (vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches)


Sense 4vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of jumping over an obstacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hurdle; vault

Hypernyms ("vault" is a kind of...):

jump; jumping (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground)


VAULT (verb)


Sense 1vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

vault; overleap

Hypernyms (to "vault" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vault"):

hurdle (jump a hurdle)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2vault [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bound vigorously

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "vault" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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