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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or practice of constructing vaults.
  • n. The method of construction of a vault.
  • n. A vault or vaulted structure.
  • n. Such structures considered as a group.
  • adj. Leaping upward or over.
  • adj. Reaching too far; exaggerated: his vaulting ambition.
  • adj. Employed in leaping over: a vaulting pole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of constructing vaults, or a particular method of such construction.
  • n. A vaulted structure; such structures treated as a group.
  • n. The sport of gymnastics and dance routines performed on horseback, and on the longe line.
  • v. Present participle of vault.
  • adj. Leaning upward or over
  • adj. Exaggerated or overreaching
  • adj. performing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction.
  • n. Act of one who vaults or leaps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, vaulted work; vaults collectively.
  • n. The art or practice of a vaulter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
  • adj. revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
  • n. (architecture) a vaulted structure

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