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vault in Buildings topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvaultvault1 /vɔːlt $ vɒːlt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TBBa room with thick walls and a strong door where money, jewels etc are kept to prevent them from being stolen or damaged2 MXa room where people from the same family are buried, often under the floor of a church3 JUMPa jump over something4 TBBa roof or ceiling that consists of several arches that are joined together, especially in a church
Examples from the Corpus
vaultThe willows had crowded closer to the shore, a swamp of them; their branches formed a vault.Just breathing, deep in a vault.a bank vaultBeneath the floor is the family vault of the Kolowrats.But how many generations of the women who had gone to her making had descended bandaged to the family vault?The groined vault is carried on grouped piers.It is stone vaulted throughout, with massive piers to support the vaults.Apparently, the casket would fit down into the vault especially purchased to house it underground.