Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To pass out of sight; vanish.
  • intransitive v. To cease to exist.
  • transitive v. To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To vanish.
  • v. To make vanish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen
  • intransitive v. To cease to be or exist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To vanish from or pass out of sight; recede from view; cease to appear; be no longer seen.
  • To pass out of existence or out of knowledge; cease to exist or to be known: as, the epidemic has disappeared.
  • To end somewhat gradually or without abrupt termination: as, the path disappeared in the depths of the forest; in entomology, a line on the wing disappearing at the subcostal vein.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. get lost, as without warning or explanation
  • v. become invisible or unnoticeable
  • v. become less intense and fade away gradually
  • v. cease to exist

Etymologies

dis- +‎ appear (Wiktionary)

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