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Definition of the noun vault

What does vault mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vaults

  1. a burial chamber (usually underground)
  2. a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of vault: bank vault
    • more generic word: strongroom = a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept
    • part of: bank / bank building = a building in which the business of banking transacted
  3. an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: roof = a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
    • more specific terms:
    • part: fenestella / lunette = oval or circular opening
  4. the act of jumping over an obstacle
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of vault: hurdle
    • more generic words: jump / jumping = the act of jumping

Alternative definition of the noun vault


  1. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  2. A structure resembling a vault, especially [qualifier, poetic] that formed by the sky.
  3. A secure, enclosed area, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc.
  4. An act of vaulting; a leap or jump.
  5. [gymnastics] An event in gymanstics performed on a vaulting horse.

Specialised definition of the noun vault

Glossary of sports

jumping discipline of gymnastics for men and women; men jump over the vault (side- or long horse, also pommel-horse without the pommels) positioned lengthways with respect to the direction of the nm-up; for women the vault is positioned sideways. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / artistic gymnastics

an event performed over the vaulting horse by both men and women. The gymnast races down a runway, vaults from a springboard onto the horse, landing with the hands, and then vaults off to a standing position. Each competitor performs two vaults and the scores are averaged

Definition of the verb vault

What does vault mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: vaulted | vaulting | vaults

  1. jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
  2. bound vigorously
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: bound / jump / leap / spring = move forward by leaps and bounds

Alternative definition of the verb vault


  1. [transitive] To build as, or cover with a vault.
  2. [ambitransitive] To jump or leap over.


Vault was a carbonated beverage that was released by The Coca-Cola Company in June 2005 and marketed until December 2011. It was touted as an artificially flavored hybrid energy soda. Coca-Cola was marketing Vault as a combination with the slogan "Drinks like a Soda, Kicks like an Energy Drink," as well as "The Taste. The Quench. The Kick.


"Vault" is a public sculpture located in Melbourne, Australia. The work of sculptor Ron Robertson-Swann, Vault is an abstract, minimalist sculpture built of large thick flat polygonal sheets of prefabricated steel, assembled in a way that suggests dynamic movement. It is painted yellow.

  • completed in (35 years ago)


  1. "Vault" a.k.a. "Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)": Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995) is the first greatest hits album and the second compilation album by English hard rock band Def Leppard. The album was originally released in the band's home country on 23 October 1995 by Mercury Records. It was released in North America a few days later by the same label. Vault went on to be certified gold in four countries, platinum in three and multi-platinum in two.
  2. "Vault" is a 2012 compilation album by Strap on Halo.
    • released in
  3. "Vault" is a composition.
  4. "Vault" a.k.a. "The Vault" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Vault, founded in 1996, is an employment and recruiting company based in New York City. They operate a fee-based site and publish a number of guides offering advice and information about major employers in such fields as business, banking, consulting and law.
  2. Vault is a brand.


Who is Vault?

Vault is a musical artist.

  • nationality: Italy
  • profession: Musician, drummer
  • member of musical group Dark Lunacy (Drums) in


  1. Vault is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. The parts of a vault exert lateral thrust that requires a counter resistance. When vaults are built underground, the ground gives all the resistance required. However, when the vault is built above ground, various replacements are employed to supply the needed resistance. An example is the thicker walls used in the case of barrel or continuous vaults. Buttresses are used to supply resistance when intersecting vaults are employed.
    • also known as เพดานโค้ง, 둥근 천장
  2. The vault is an artistic gymnastics apparatus on which gymnasts perform, as well as the skill performed using that apparatus. Vaulting is also the action of performing a vault. Both male and female gymnasts perform the vault. The English abbreviation for the event in gymnastics scoring is VT.
    • also known as 跳马
  3. The Vault is the widely used nickname of a fictional defunct prison facility for technological-based superhuman criminals in Marvel Comics. The prison's full official name is the United States Maximum Security Installation for the Incarceration of Superhuman Criminals.
  4. The vault or vault cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein is a eukaryotic organelle whose function is not fully understood. Discovered and successfully isolated by cell biologist Nancy Kedersha and biochemist Leonard Rome of the UCLA School of Medicine in the 1980s, vaults are cytoplasmic organelles which under an electron microscope resemble the arches of a cathedral vault, with 39-fold symmetry. They are present in many types of eukaryotic cells and appear to be highly conserved amongst eukaryotes. Vaults become part of lipid rafts where they may play a role fighting pathogens.
    • also known as 穹窿体
  5. Vault is a commercial, proprietary revision control system by SourceGear LLC which markets its product as a replacement for Microsoft's Visual Source Safe.
    • developer: SourceGear LLC
    • genre: Revision control
    • license: Proprietary software, Commercial software
    • official website:
  6. Vault: In various urban activities, a vault is any type of movement that involves overcoming an obstacle by jumping, leaping, climbing or diving over an obstacle while using their feet, hands or not touching it at all. Although Parkour doesn't involve the idea of set movements, traceurs use similar ways of moving to quickly and efficiently pass over obstacles.

Phrases with Vault

Phrases starting with the word Vault:

  1. Vault-Worthy
  2. vault of heaven

Phrases ending with the word Vault:

  1. to vault
  2. bank vault
  3. pole vault
  4. pole-vault
  5. Star Vault
  6. barrel vault
  7. burial vault
  8. ribbed vault
  9. groined vault

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vault

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Google previewPractical Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering, Both Plain and Ornamental (1838)

Containing a New and Complete System of Lines for Stone-cutting. For the Use of Workmen by Peter Nicholson

A simple vault is a mass of bricks, or stones, forming a concavity over a hollow, and extending between two opposite walls, which are generally parallel, or otherwise supported upon a circular wall. The concave surface towards the hollow is ...

Google previewThe Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse (2014)

A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide by Lauren Wilson, Kristian Bauthus

A seed vault is a crucial addition to any well-stocked safe house, and a scaled- down mini vault is an excellent item to tuck into your bug-out bag. Seeds can also come in handy for quick and easy sprouting (see Sprouting for Food, page 143)! If ...

Google previewUnderstanding Architecture (2005)

An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History by Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch

A vault is an arched roof or ceiling. It may be tunnel-shaped or it may...

Google previewEarly Modern Humans at the Moravian Gate (2006)

The Mladec Caves and Their Remains by Maria Teschler-Nicola

The Mladecˇ 6 vault is the second adult of the triple burial from the small Quarry Cave (Figs. 7, 8, 10 and 13). We studied the...

The vault is an adult male, similar in many respects to Mladecˇ 5, but less complete. Szombathy reconstructed it out ...

Google previewMastering Autodesk Inventor 2010 (2010)

by Curtis Waguespack

Vault Autodesk Vault is an easytouse datamanagementtool that integratesworkcreated with Inventor, Inventor Professional, AutoCAD Mechanical, and AutoCAD Electrical. It includes features thatallow design teams totrack workinprogress and ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

A vault is an interior roof over an apartment, rising in a concave direction from the walls which support it, either meeting...

A cylindrical vault is a plain vault, the figure of the extradoes of which is a portion of a cylindric surface, terminating on the ...

Google previewCCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide (2012)

by Howard Hooper

Secure Desktop (Vault) The Vault is a secure partition on the remote user's device that is created during CSD installation and before login, which then provides a Secure Desktop area that a user accesses when using CSD. CSD encrypts any ...

Google previewMr. Fairbanks (2010)

by Ryan Keyser

“Fairbanks Vault is the most superb bank in the state of Massachusetts. There are only two of these banks that have been built. However, with a strong economy like this, it will soon be nationwide.It is the most popular bank inthe state, and it is ...

Google previewRegional Architecture in the Mediterranean Area (2010)

by Alessandro Bucci, Luigi Mollo

Guastella THE COVERING IN EXTRADOS VAULT BUILT IN THE SOUTH OF ITALY CASES STUDY: CAPRI AND LIPARI The extrados vault is a typical kind of manufacture of many Mediterranean ...

Google previewThe Lotus Quest (2010)

In Search of the Sacred Flower by Mark Griffiths

The vault is a room-sized safe, complete with bomb-proof door and combination lock. Its interior is more civilised than the mise en scene for the usual crime caper - softly lit, floored and shelved with polished hardwood, and atmospherically ...

Google previewParkour (2009)

by Dan Edwardes

A vault is a movement that allows you to move over an obstacle and keep moving . A vault is normally used for obstacles that are at chest height. Most vaults involve jumping over an obstacle while placing the hands on it for control and ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

vault. bar post One of the posts driven into the ground to form the sides of a field gate. barred-and-braced gate A gate with a diagonal brace to reinforce the horizontal timbers. barred gate A gate with one or more horizontal timber rails. barrel ...

Google previewPictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements (2012)

With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Windows, etc. by John Theodore Haneman

The vault was primarily a series of arches in combination used as a covering, as a ceiling or a roof. It may also be used to carry ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

Transverse rib Temporary brace Barrel vault Temporary Series of plain fascias Archivolt decorated with plain fascias Abutment Dentil Stretcher Header Groin Right-angled intersection Lantern Pedestal of lantern Coved dome Lesene ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006)

by James Stevens Curl

vault 812 domical: rises from a polygonal or square base, and is not a true dome, having curved surfaces (*cells, *severies, or *webs) meeting at precise lines (* groins).Also called a Cloister-vault (USA); Domical vault.The elements over the ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

ribbed and twisted bar T FOLDED SLABSTRUCTURES 1 right prismatic folded slab, prismatic barrel vault with solid diaphragm 2 prismoidal folded slab, hipped folded slab 3 folded slab with rigid frame COMBINED FOLDED SLABS 4 folded ...

Google previewthe encyclopedia americana (1920)

Tunnel or Barrel Vault. vaults may, however, have cross sections semi- elliptical, segmental, pointed, three centred, etc. Barrel vaults date back at least to 800 B.C. as found in the pyramids at Meroc and at Nim- roud. In the case of the aisles of ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

VAULT. 2694 VEGETABLE-EXTRACTS APPARATUS. tho Tat Is a Bcries of horizontal and vertical concentric perforated copper partitions, which force the contents to take a devious course. The vat and retort are surrounded by steam- jackets.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Fuzzy vault technique was first proposed by Juels et al., (2002) and was subsequently employed successfully by many researchers (shown in following sections) to encrypt a variety of biometric traits including fingerprint, face, iris and retina.

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Small photo of Dial lock of an old vault doorSmall photo of View of the door of a big vaultSmall photo of Slightly open sunlit vault door in gray wall. Concept of safe keeping of money and valuables. 3d rendering.Small photo of sports gymnastics back athlete gymnast vault exercisesSmall photo of Svalbard, August 2017: Entrance to the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard archipelago. The world's largest seed storage, opened by the Norwegian Government in 2008. Seed crates stored in permafrost.Small photo of Vault More...

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Quotes about Vault

Inside this cringing vault
Impenetrable to demons
Angles flapped their wings
Fanning the inner turbulence
And the embers of suffering
And inside this vault
No one else has to know. (Norman Santos)
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Scrabble value of V4A1U1L1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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