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Topic: BUILDINGS

Sense: 1-2, 4
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: voute, from Vulgar Latin volvita 'turn, vault', probably from volvitare; VAULT2
Sense: 3
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: VAULT2

vault

1 noun
     
vault1 [countable]
1TBB a room with thick walls and a strong door where money, jewels etc are kept to prevent them from being stolen or damaged
2MX a room where people from the same family are buried, often under the floor of a church
3 a jump over something
4TBB a roof or ceiling that consists of several arches that are joined together, especially in a church
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