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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vault  \Vault\  (v[add]lt;  see  Note,  below),  n.  [OE.  voute,  OF 
  voute,  volte,  F.  vo[^u]te,  LL  volta,  for  voluta,  volutio, 
  fr  L.  volvere  volutum  to  roll,  to  turn  about  See 
  {Voluble},  and  cf  {Vault}  a  leap,  {Volt}  a  turn,  {Volute}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  An  arched  structure  of  masonry,  forming  a  ceiling 
  or  canopy. 
 
  The  long-drawn  aisle  and  fretted  vault.  --Gray. 
 
  2.  An  arched  apartment;  especially,  a  subterranean  room  use 
  for  storing  articles,  for  a  prison,  for  interment,  or  the 
  like  a  cell;  a  cellar.  ``Charnel  vaults.''  --Milton. 
 
  The  silent  vaults  of  death.  --Sandys. 
 
  To  banish  rats  that  haunt  our  vault.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  The  canopy  of  heaven;  the  sky. 
 
  That  heaven's  vault  should  crack.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  [F.  volte,  It  volta,  originally,  a  turn,  and  the  same 
  word  as  volta  an  arch.  See  the  Etymology  above.]  A  leap  or 
  bound.  Specifically: 
  a  (Man.)  The  bound  or  leap  of  a  horse;  a  curvet. 
  b  A  leap  by  aid  of  the  hands,  or  of  a  pole,  springboard, 
  or  the  like 
 
  Note:  The  l  in  this  word  was  formerly  often  suppressed  in 
  pronunciation. 
 
  {Barrel},  {Cradle},  {Cylindrical},  or  {Wagon},  {vault} 
  (Arch.),  a  kind  of  vault  having  two  parallel  abutments, 
  and  the  same  section  or  profile  at  all  points.  It  may  be 
  rampant,  as  over  a  staircase  (see  {Rampant  vault},  under 
  {Rampant}),  or  curved  in  plan  as  around  the  apse  of  a 
  church. 
 
  {Coved  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  1st  {Cove},  v.  t. 
 
  {Groined  vault}  (Arch.),  a  vault  having  groins,  that  is  one 
  in  which  different  cylindrical  surfaces  intersect  one 
  another,  as  distinguished  from  a  barrel,  or  wagon,  vault. 
 
 
  {Rampant  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Rampant}. 
 
  {Ribbed  vault}  (Arch.),  a  vault  differing  from  others  in 
  having  solid  ribs  which  bear  the  weight  of  the  vaulted 
  surface.  True  Gothic  vaults  are  of  this  character. 
 
  {Vault  light},  a  partly  glazed  plate  inserted  in  a  pavement 
  or  ceiling  to  admit  light  to  a  vault  below. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrel  \Bar"rel\  (b[a^]r"r[e^]l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barreled} 
  (-r[e^]ld),  or  {Barrelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Barreling},  or 
  {Barrelling}.] 
  To  put  or  to  pack  in  a  barrel  or  barrels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrel  \Bar"rel\  (b[a^]r"r[e^]l),  n.[OE.  barel,  F.  baril,  prob. 
  fr  barre  bar.  Cf  {Barricade}.] 
  1.  A  round  vessel  or  cask,  of  greater  length  than  breadth, 
  and  bulging  in  the  middle,  made  of  staves  bound  with 
  hoops,  and  having  flat  ends  or  heads. 
 
  2.  The  quantity  which  constitutes  a  full  barrel.  This  varies 
  for  different  articles  and  also  in  different  places  for 
  the  same  article,  being  regulated  by  custom  or  by  law.  A 
  barrel  of  wine  is  311/2  gallons;  a  barrel  of  flour  is  196 
  pounds. 
 
  3.  A  solid  drum,  or  a  hollow  cylinder  or  case;  as  the  barrel 
  of  a  windlass;  the  barrel  of  a  watch,  within  which  the 
  spring  is  coiled. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barrel 
  n  1:  through  which  bullet  travels  when  gun  is  fired  [syn:  {gun 
  barrel}] 
  2:  a  cylindrical  container  that  holds  liquids  [syn:  {cask}] 
  3:  a  bulging  cylindrical  shape;  hollow  with  flat  ends  [syn:  {drum}] 
  4:  the  quantity  that  a  barrel  (of  any  size)  will  hold  [syn:  {barrelful}] 
  5:  any  of  various  units  of  capacity;  "a  barrel  of  beer  is  31 
  gallons  and  a  barrel  of  oil  is  42  gallons"  [syn:  {bbl}] 
  v  :  put  in  barrels 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Barrel 
  a  vessel  used  for  keeping  flour  (1  Kings  17:12,  14,  16).  The 
  same  word  (cad)  so  rendered  is  also  translated  "pitcher,"  a 
  vessel  for  carrying  water  (Gen.  24:14;  Judg.  7:16). 
 




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