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vault1

 
pronunciation:
vawlt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arch made of stone, brick, or concrete that forms a roof or ceiling.
The ancient Romans were the first to use vaults in their buildings.
similar words:
arcade, arch, dome
definition 2: a room, chamber, or passage with a roof or ceiling shaped like an arch.
The underground vault of the old cathedral contains the remains of medieval knights and nobles.
similar words:
arch, cellar
definition 3: a sturdy room or compartment used to store and protect valuable things.
The bank keeps a lot of money in its vault.
similar words:
safe
derivation: vaultlike (adj.)
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The word vault contains the following part:
volv, volu, volut Latin root that means roll, turn