- 1 (basement) wine vaultExample sentences
- In recent years the British Museum the V&A and the Dulwich Picture Gallery have all reported losses from open displays or storage vaults.
- The diary sent to the storage vaults of the museum, hidden from the outside world, all but forgotten.
- There is a theory that the wine cellar could have been a Bulgarian invention, because monks in the country were said to have been the first people to store wine in cool vaults deep underground.
- 2 (strongroom)Example sentences
- The bullion was never returned and officials believe it is now stored in the vaults of the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.
- Some ‘investments’, such as gem stones, are often said to be stored in Swiss bank vaults, so you can never see them.
- The silver and gold bullion is stored in underground treasury vaults at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
- 3 (crypt) the family vaultel panteón familiarExample sentences
- By the time his body was laid to rest in the family vault in Paddington Old Churchyard in August 1780, he appears to have been impoverished and did not leave a will.
- He was buried in the family vault in the church at Bawdsey, Suffolk.
- That stone up there has guarded the entrance to the burial vault at West Kennet Long Barrow for 4000 years.
- 4 (Architecture) the vault of heaven [literary]Example sentences
- Gothic architecture has a particular look: the pointed or ogival arch, ribbed vaults, rose windows, towers, and tremendous height in the nave, supported by flying buttresses.
- There is a noticeable acoustic difference between a church with a wooden roof and a similar building with a stone vault, as many choristers will testify.
- The formerly dark space is now transformed by a series of flowing vaults terminating in a new, open family room.
- saltar (apoyándose en algo)he vaulted over the fencesaltó (por encima de) la cercaExample sentences
- With the Senators seemingly moments away from a victory in their final game, hordes of fans began vaulting over the retaining walls and proceeded to swarm the playing field.
- The driver vaulted over the road divider and came and shook Anand's hand.
- Cade vaulted over the rail to retrieve the ball.
- 2 (with pole)salto (masculine) con garrocha or (Spain) con pértigaExample sentences
- Hatch didn't get her usual height or distance on her vault, and she also took a step after her landing.
- Attempting a vault, her right foot missed the springboard and she crashed head first at full speed into the horse.
- I had to wait for nearly two hours in that heat to take my first vault and that drained some of my energy.
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