As an adjective hault
is (obsolete) lofty; haughty.
As a noun vault is
an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy or vault
can be an act of vaulting; a leap or jump.
As a verb vault is
to build as, or cover with a vault or vault
can be (ambitransitive) to jump or leap over.
(obsolete) Lofty; haughty.
* Through support of countenance proud and hault . — Spenser.
From (etyl) volte (modern .
An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
A structure resembling a vault, especially (poetic) that formed by the sky.
- the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault
* 1985', God said, ‘Let there be a ' vault through the middle of the waters to divide the waters in two.’ — Genesis 1:6 (New Jerusalem Bible)
A secure, enclosed area, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc.
- that heaven's vault should crack
- The bank kept their money safe in a large vault .
- Family members had been buried in the vault for centuries.
* Jonathan Swift
- the silent vaults of death
- to banish rats that haunt our vault
* barrel vault
* cloister vault
* compound vault
* cross vault
* decapartite vault
* dodecapartite vault
* domical vault
* groin vault
* oblique vault
* octopartite vault
* panel vault
* polygonal vault
* quadripartite vault
* quinquepartite vault
* ribbed vault
* segmental vault
* septempartite vault
* sexpartite vault
* star vault
* stilted vault
* tripartite vault
* Welsh vault
To build as, or cover with a vault.
* Sir Walter Scott
- The shady arch that vaulted the broad green alley.
From (etyl) frequentative form of (etyl) volvere; later assimilated to Etymology 1, above.
(ambitransitive) To jump or leap over.
- The fugitive vaulted over the fence to escape.
An act of vaulting; a leap or jump.
(gymnastics) An event in gymanstics performed on a vaulting horse.
* pole vault
* vaulting horse