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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vault  \Vault\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vaulted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Vaulting}.]  [OE.  vouten  OF  volter,  vouter,  F.  vo[^u]ter. 
  See  {Vault}  an  arch.] 
  1.  To  form  with  a  vault,  or  to  cover  with  a  vault;  to  give 
  the  shape  of  an  arch  to  to  arch;  as  vault  a  roof;  to 
  vault  a  passage  to  a  court. 
  The  shady  arch  that  vaulted  the  broad  green  alley. 
  --Sir  W. 
  2.  [See  {Vault},  v.  i.]  To  leap  over  esp.,  to  leap  over  by 
  aid  of  the  hands  or  a  pole;  as  to  vault  a  fence. 
  I  will  vault  credit,  and  affect  high  pleasures. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vaulting  \Vault"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  constructing  vaults;  a  vaulted  construction. 
  2.  Act  of  one  who  vaults  or  leaps. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  revealing  excessive  self-confidence;  reaching  for  the 
  heights;  "vaulting  ambition"  [syn:  {overreaching}] 
  n  1:  (architecture)  a  vaulted  structure;  "arches  and  vaulting" 
  2:  a  light  leap  by  a  horse  in  which  both  hind  legs  leave  the 
  ground  before  the  forelegs  come  down  [syn:  {curvet}] 

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