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vault1

vault1

 
pronunciation:
vawlt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arched construction of stone, concrete, brick, or the like that forms a roof or ceiling, as in some churches.
similar words:
arcade, arch, dome, ogive
definition 2: a room, chamber, or passage with an arched roof or ceiling, esp. when underground.
similar words:
arch, cellar, crypt
definition 3: a strongly built room or compartment in which valuable things are stored, as in a bank.
similar words:
safe, strongbox, treasury
definition 4: a burial chamber.
synonyms:
crypt, repository, sepulcher
similar words:
catacomb, mausoleum, tomb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vaulted, vaulting, vaults
definition 1: to construct or cover with an arched roof or ceiling.
definition 2: to construct in the shape of an arch or vault.
similar words:
arch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to bend or curve as an arched roof or ceiling does.
similar words:
arch, camber
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derivation: vaultlike (adj.)
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  bank, room
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