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Definition: Rampant vault
(r[a^]mp"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to
creep. See Ramp
1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs;
hence, raging; furious.
The fierce lion in his kind
Which goeth rampant after his prey. --Gower.
[The] lion . . . rampant shakes his brinded mane.
2. Ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant.
The rampant stalk is of unusual altitude. --I.
3. (Her.) Rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking;
-- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right
fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than
(a) An arch which has one abutment higher than the other.
(b) Same as Rampant vault
(Her.), rampant, but with the face turned
to the front.
, rampant, but looking backward.
(Arch.), a continuous wagon vault, or cradle
vault, whose two abutments are located on an inclined
plane, such as the vault supporting a stairway, or forming
the ceiling of a stairway.
(v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF.
voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio,
fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See
, and cf. Vault
a leap, Volt
a turn, Volute
1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling
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. “Charnel vaults.”
The silent vaults of death. --Sandys.
To banish rats that haunt our vault. --Swift.
3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
That heaven's vault should crack. --Shak.
4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same
word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.] A leap or
(a) (Man.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
(b) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard,
or the like.
Note: The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in
, Cradle vault
, Cylindrical vault
(Arch.), a kind of vault having two parallel
abutments, and the same section or profile at all points.
It may be rampant, as over a staircase (see Rampant vault
, under Rampant
), or curved in plan, as around the
apse of a church.
. (Arch.) See under 1st Cove
, v. t.
(Arch.), a vault having groins, that is, one
in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one
another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault.
. (Arch.) See under Rampant
(Arch.), a vault differing from others in
having solid ribs which bear the weight of the vaulted
surface. True Gothic vaults are of this character.
, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement
or ceiling to admit light to a vault below.