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Definition of vault:

  1. A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
  2. A leap or bound.
  3. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
  4. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  5. The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
  6. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
  7. To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.
  8. 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.
  9. To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
  10. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.


overlook, overleap, drop, neglect, bank vault, monument, pit, barrow, Mausoleum, crypt, place, omit, mound, pretermit, leave out, sepulcher, ossuary, cinerarium, keep, sepulture, tomb, catacomb, burial vault, miss, grave, hurdle.

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