Synonyms for vaulting

Grammar : Adj
Spell : vawl-ting
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvɔl tɪŋ

Définition of vaulting

Origin :
  • "arched roof or ceiling," c.1300, vaute, from Old French voute "arch, vaulted roof," from Vulgar Latin *volta, contraction of *volvita, noun use of fem. of *volvitus, alteration of Latin volutus "bowed, arched," past participle of volvere "to turn, turn around, roll" (see volvox). The -l- appeared in English c.1400.
  • adj overreaching
Example sentences :
  • The walls rose on all sides to the point where the vaulting would have begun.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • It presents no indications of pendentives or of a start in vaulting.
  • Extract from : « Byzantine Churches in Constantinople » by Alexander Van Millingen
  • Jumping and vaulting and climbing ropes and drilling in squads—what?
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • It seems probable also that the vaulting may not be what was contemplated in the original plan.
  • Extract from : « Architecture » by Thomas Roger Smith
  • Vaulting their bodies, I gained the circular staircase that ascended to the tower.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1920 » by Various
  • The clerestory windows are partly concealed by the vaulting.
  • Extract from : « Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury » by H. J. L. J. Mass
  • When vaulting is required, the procedure should be as follows.
  • Extract from : « Ten Books on Architecture » by Vitruvius
  • Both at the bottom and at the top above the vaulting they should have airholes.
  • Extract from : « Ten Books on Architecture » by Vitruvius
  • They were rushing here and there across the lawn and vaulting the fence.
  • Extract from : « The Blue Wall » by Richard Washburn Child
  • The vaulting and the windows are similar to those of the choir aisles.
  • Extract from : « Exeter » by Sidney Heath

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