What does vault mean?

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  1. An arched masonry structure supporting and forming a ceiling, whether freestanding or forming part of a larger building.
  2. Any arched ceiling or roof.
  3. (figuratively) Anything resembling such a downward-facing concave structure, particularly the sky and caves.
  4. The space covered by an arched roof, particularly underground rooms and (Christianity, obsolete) church crypts.
  5. Any cellar or underground storeroom.
  6. Any burial chamber, particularly those underground.
  7. The secure room or rooms in or below a bank used to store currency and other valuables; similar rooms in other settings.
  8. (gymnastics) A piece of apparatus used for performing jumps.
  9. (gymnastics) A gymnastic movement performed on this apparatus.
  10. (computing) An encrypted digital archive.
  11. (obsolete) An underground or covered conduit for water or waste; a drain; a sewer.
  12. (obsolete) A underground or covered reservoir for water or waste; a cistern; a cesspit.
  13. (obsolete, euphemistic) A room employing a cesspit or sewer: an outhouse; a lavatory.
  1. (transitive) To build as, or cover with a vault.
  1. (transitive) To jump or leap over.
  1. An act of vaulting, formerly (chiefly) by deer; a leap or jump.
  2. (equestrianism) Synonym of volte: a circular movement by the horse.
  3. (gymnastics) An event or performance involving a vaulting horse.
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