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Definition 1: the act of jumping over an obstacle - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for vault in the sense of this definition

(vault is a kind of ...) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

"he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

Definition 2: an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof - [noun denoting artifact]

(vault is a kind of ...) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

(... is a kind of vault ) the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch

(... is a kind of vault ) two barrel vaults intersecting at right angles

(... is a kind of vault ) vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches

(vault is a part of ...) oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault

Definition 3: a burial chamber (usually underground) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vault in the sense of this definition

(vault is a kind of ...) a chamber that is used as a grave

(... is a kind of vault ) a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited

(... is a kind of vault ) a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns

Definition 4: a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vault in the sense of this definition

(vault is a kind of ...) a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept

(... is part of vault) a building in which the business of banking transacted

"the bank is on the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon"

Definition 5: bound vigorously - [verb of motion]

(vault is a kind of ...) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

Definition 6: jump across or leap over (an obstacle) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for vault in the sense of this definition

(vault is a kind of ...) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

(... is a kind of vault ) jump a hurdle

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