Definition Of vault


a large room or chamber used for storage, especially an underground one.

In recent years the British Museum the V&A and the Dulwich Picture Gallery have all reported losses from open displays or storage vaults .

a roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, typical of churches and other large, formal buildings.

Gothic architecture has a particular look: the pointed or ogival arch, ribbed vaults , rose windows, towers, and tremendous height in the nave, supported by flying buttresses.

an act of vaulting.

Hatch didn't get her usual height or distance on her vault , and she also took a step after her landing.

leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole.

he vaulted over the gate

provide (a building or room) with an arched roof or roofs.

a vaulted arcade

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Example Of vault

  • a family vault

  • a wine vault

  • According to author Iain Sinclair, she now lies in the family vault instead.

  • And that cathedral is high - reaching right to the vault of the sky.

  • Archaeologists believe they have recovered the bones of Mozart's niece from the family vault and will perform DNA tests.

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