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Word Meanings - VAULTING - Book Publishers vocabulary database

1. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction. 2. Act of one who vaults or leaps.

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    together, to construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See 1. To put together the constituent parts of in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edlifice. 2. To devise; to invent; to set in order;
    1. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction. 2. Act of one who vaults or leaps.
    Arched; concave. "The vaulty heaven." Shak.
    In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent.
    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.
    1. Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power. The constructive fingers of Watts. Emerson. 2. Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.
    The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. Locke. 4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a
    One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.
    Pertaining to, or deduced from, construction or interpretation.
    One who vaults; a leaper; a tumbler. B. Jonson.
    A constructer.
    The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters. (more info) 1. Tendency or ability to form or construct.
    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.
    That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric.
    Vaulted work; also, a vaulted place; an arched cellar. Shak.
    One who, or that which, constructs or frames.
    To inclose in a vault; to entomb. Swift.
    Vaulting formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults.
    To construct again; to rebuild; to remodel; to form again or anew. Regiments had been dissolved and reconstructed. Macaulay.
    Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation. Bp. Stillingfleet.
    To construct wrongly; to construe or interpret erroneously.
    The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of re√ęstablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War. (more info) 1. The act
    Having two vaults or arches.


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