Synonyms and related words:
aduncity, apse, aquilinity, arcade, arcature, arch, arched roof, arching, archway, arcuation, aspiring, bouncing, bounding, camber, capering, ceilinged roof, circularity, concameration, concavity, concha, convexity, convolution, cove, crookedness, cupola, curvation, curvature, curving, curvity, decurvation, decurvature, dome, emulous, enthusiastic, excurvation, excurvature, geodesic dome, hookedness, hopping, hurdle race, hurdling, igloo, incurvation, incurvature, incurvity, jumping, keystone, leaping, ogive, pole vaulting, prancing, recurvation, recurvature, recurvity, rondure, rotundity, saltation, sinuosity, sinuousness, skewback, skipping, span, springing, steeplechase, the hurdles, timber topping, tortuosity, tortuousness, vault, voussoir

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  • vaulting — vaulting1 [vôl′tiŋ] n. 1. the building of a vault or vaults 2. the arched work forming a vault 3. a vault or vaults vaulting2 [vôl′tiŋ] adj. 1. leaping or leaping over 2. overreaching; unduly confident …   English World dictionary

  • Vaulting — Vault ing, n. 1. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction. [1913 Webster] 2. Act of one who vaults or leaps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaulting — ► NOUN ▪ ornamental work in a vaulted roof or ceiling …   English terms dictionary

  • vaulting — vaulting1 /vawl ting/, n. 1. the act or process of constructing vaults. 2. the structure forming a vault. 3. a vault, vaulted ceiling, etc., or such structures collectively. [1505 15; VAULT1 + ING1] vaulting2 /vawl ting/, adj. 1. leaping up or… …   Universalium

  • vaulting — I. noun Date: 1512 vaulted construction II. adjective Date: 1593 1. reaching or stretching for the heights < vaulting ambition > < a vaulting imagination > 2. designed for use in vaulting or in gymnastic exercises < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaulting — vault|ing1 [ˈvo:ltıŋ US ˈvo:l ] n [U] ↑arches in a roof or ceiling ▪ Gothic vaulting vaulting 2 vaulting2 adj vaulting ambition literary the desire to achieve as much as possible ▪ a man of vaulting ambition with the talents to match …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaulting — 1. noun a) The practice of constructing vaults, or a particular method of such construction. b) A vaulted structure; such structures treated as a group. 2. adjective a) Leaning upward or ov …   Wiktionary

  • vaulting — I. /ˈvɔltɪŋ/ (say vawlting) noun 1. the act or process of constructing vaults. 2. the structure forming a vault or vaults. 3. a vault, vaulted ceiling, or the like, or such structures collectively. {vault1 + ing1} II. /ˈvɔltɪŋ/ (say vawlting)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vaulting —    The Senne River had long been subject to torrential flooding, notably in August 1850, and had also become increasingly polluted. Following a cholera epidemic that killed an estimated 3,467 residents in May 1866, the authorities, led by… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • vaulting — vault|ing1 [ vɔltıŋ ] noun uncount the curved structures in a vaulted ceiling vaulting vault|ing 2 [ vɔltıŋ ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY very determined: a vaulting ambition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vaulting — vault·ing || vɔːltɪŋ n. leaping motion; arched structure vɔːlt n. arch, dome; room with an arch or a dome; secure room for storing money or valuables; underground burial chamber; pole vaulting v. leap up or over (especially with the help… …   English contemporary dictionary