Examples of vaulted
Examples of vaulted
Where does vaulted come from?
The term vault, as in arched ceiling, dates back to the 14th century, taken from the Old French variation of the Latin volutus. This same sense gives us terms like vaulted chambers, which were often underground and used to store provisions and valuable items.
These underground vaults might’ve helped to give us the sense of vault as “a strongroom for the safe-deposit or storage of valuables.” Or, as fans of 90s sitcom Seinfeld might recall, a vault is also an intangible place where people keep their secrets—such as when Seinfeld vaults a juicy bit of gossip from his neighbor, Kramer (Michael Richards).
Vault was recorded as early as the 16th century, to mean “a jump” or “to leap,” a sense still in use today. So the next time you’re watching a pole-vault champion, think about how they’ve vaulted to the top of their field.
The Lakers have no choice but to offer the farm for Anthony Davis. We’ll see how the Warriors counter. pic.twitter.com/rZolQqKzcF
— Biff Sippman (@BiffSippman) January 31, 2019
In contemporary internet slang, you’ll likely encounter vaulted in the context of the massively popular online, multi-player video game Fortnite. A weapon or item in this game is said to be vaulted when it is taken out of rotation. It’s as if they have been locked away in the vault where only people with high-level clearance can access them, i.e., the game designers.
#Fortnite just vaulted some of the most iconic guns in the game…😰
RT to pay respects, tell me the one you will miss the most
RIP Heavy shotgun… pic.twitter.com/W7STDUPQ1I
— Chaos (@Chaosxsilencer) January 29, 2019
Vaulted weapons are still available, however, in the game’s Playground Mode, which is kind of like a private sandbox for a group of players. Fortnite was initially released in 2017, but the slang vaulted in this sense appears to spread in early summer 2018.
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) February 23, 2019
Who uses vaulted?
Vaulted sees wide and varied use, as we’d expect for such a diverse term. Architects, interior designers, and realtors may speak of vaulted ceilings or structures. Historians may speak of vaulted structures in ancient buildings, such in crypts or cathedrals.
At Noma Design & Build, we can optimize your home by introducing you to new ideas for your ceiling like; vaulted ceilings, drop ceilings, or T-bar ceilings. We will also take care of wall angles, wiring, ceiling panels, suspensions wires, and light locations. Check out our websit pic.twitter.com/0vHQUJ8ibl
— Noma Design Build (@BuildNoma) February 22, 2019
If you’re looking for a vivid way to describe a big leap, try vault. You’ll often encounter it in the construction vaulted to the top of, usually in reference to someone quickly excelling in their field.
According to reports Landon Collins is done in New York. If made available, Collins should be vaulted to the top of the 49ers free agent watch list. pic.twitter.com/XdqFNaESYI
— TheSFNiners (@TheSFNiners) February 20, 2019
In the game Fortnight, items such as special snipers or shotguns can get vaulted–taken out of general circulation–for various reasons: to level out dynamics in gameplay, to add some variety, or because the weapon was only available for a limited time.
I WOKE UP TO THE BOLT SNIPER BEING VAULTED!? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS
— Creator Code: Avxry (@Avxry) January 29, 2019
Comment what gun should be vaulted in Season 8. 👀🐐
— WavyTre🌊 (@TreTooDrippy) February 22, 2019