Definition of 'vault'
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Fear hair burglars stealing it in the night and put it in a bank vault for safe keeping? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tuesday We have been banished to a storage vault for embarrassing political apparel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Think vaulted ceilings, antique furniture and lashings of rustic charm. The Sun (2016)Slightly worn carpets, a fireplace and red sofas sit beneath vaulted ceilings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She plays rugby and does parkour, a sport in which participants vault and jump from walls and buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of its two reception rooms has a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cellars have impressively broad arched vaults. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cathedral has the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How high is a good pole vault? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The extreme sport involves vaulting between roofs and off lampposts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Twenty steps down and the iron door worthy of a bank vault was slowly opened. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Below and to the east is a sea cave with a vaulted roof and a sandy floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vaulted stone ceilings are stunning. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Underground vaults have sheltered 123 mummified monks for centuries and frescoes are preserved on cave walls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The vault of a cathedral might often be more than 150 feet above the floor. Christianity Today (2000)Rather than flowers, the vaulted rooms have been filled with blossom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's like the pole vault but easier to practise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They had climbed down into the underground vault in Cardiff city centre and got stuck. The Sun (2015)They had a storage vault and when they passed away, it became necessary to make a catalogue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His body was taken by some local Belgians and kept in their family vault for the course of the war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The vault door required both a combination code and key - the key was left in a storeroom just a few feet away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The remains are less than a metre below the church floor, contrary to received wisdom that they were interred in a deep family vault. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dining room resembled a Holiday Inn remake of a vaulted church. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can take it or leave it if a man with a long pole can vault over a bar taller than a London double-decker bus? Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'vault'
British English: vault NOUN
A vault is a secure room where money and other valuable things can be kept safely.
Most of the money was in storage in bank vaults.
British English: vault VERB
If you vault something or vault over it, you jump quickly onto or over it, especially by putting a hand on top of it to help you balance while you jump.
He could easily vault the wall.
Definition of vault from the Collins English Dictionary
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