Vault vs Vaunt - What's the difference?
In lang=en terms the difference between vault and vaunt
is that vault
is to build as, or cover with a vault while vaunt
is to boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
As nouns the difference between vault and vaunt
is that vault
is an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy or vault
can be an act of vaulting; a leap or jump while vaunt
is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt
can be (obsolete) the first part.
As verbs the difference between vault and vaunt
is that vault
is to build as, or cover with a vault or vault
can be (ambitransitive) to jump or leap over while vaunt
is to speak boastfully.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
(etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .
To speak boastfully.
* 1829 — , chapter XC
To speak boastfully about.
To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
* Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
- "The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."
- Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
- My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
* (speak boastfully) boast, brag
A boast; an instance of vaunting.
* 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
- the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
- He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.
(etyl) . See avant, vanguard.