Friends, what cheer?
It's another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
I know that the non-sports-minded folks among you are probably getting tired of my Olympic-themed posts, but I promise that as the Games draw to a close, so will the theme. ;)
The Athletics portion of the Games has started, which encompasses some of the oldest events in the competition; events such as track and field, discus throwing, etc., which date back to the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896. In honor of that, today’s word is:
- Ornamental work in a vaulted roof or ceiling.
- The action of vaulting over obstacles as a gymnastic or athletic exercise.
-Provide (a building or room) with an arched roof or roofs.
-Leap or spring while supporting oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole.
Synonym as a noun: arch - vault
Synonym as a verb: leap - spring - skip - hop - bound - arch
First seen in Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II (written 1590-1591). The full text of the play may be found here.