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Word Meanings - ENVAULT - Book Publishers vocabulary database

To inclose in a vault; to entomb. Swift.

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    1. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction. 2. Act of one who vaults or leaps.
    Arched; concave. "The vaulty heaven." Shak.
    One who, or that which, incloses; one who fences off land from common grounds.
    The quality or state of being swift; speed; quickness; celerity; velocity; rapidity; as, the swiftness of a bird; the swiftness of a stream; swiftness of descent in a falling body; swiftness of thought, etc.
    Any one of numerous species of small East Indian and Asiatic swifts of the genus Collocalia. Some of the species are noted for furnishing the edible bird's nest. See Illust. under Edible.
    A rope used to retain the bars of the capstan in their sockets while men are turning it. A rope used to encircle a boat longitudinally, to strengthen and defend her sides. The forward shroud of a lower mast.
    An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault. Gray. 2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
    Etym: 1. To surround; to shut in; to confine on all sides; to include; to shut up; to encompass; as, to inclose a fort or an army with troops; to inclose a town with walls. How many evils have inclosed me round! Milton. 2. To put within a case,
    The act of entombing or burying, or state of being entombed; burial. Barrow.
    In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly. Wyclif.
    To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume. Hooker. (more info) Etym:
    Nimble; fleet. Mir. for Mag.
    to swapan to sweep, swipu a whip; cf. swifan to move quickly, to 1. Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt. My beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,
    One who vaults; a leaper; a tumbler. B. Jonson.
    Arched like the roof of the mouth, as the upper lip of many ringent flowers. (more info) 1. Arched; concave; as, a vaulted roof. 2. Covered with an arch, or vault.
    Vaulted work; also, a vaulted place; an arched cellar. Shak.
    To inclose in a vault; to entomb. Swift.
    Vaulting formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults.
    To take out from a tomb; a disinter.
    Having two vaults or arches.
    To free from being inclosed.


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