Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of disappearing or vanishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disappearing; cessation of appearance; removal from sight; vanishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of disappearing; removal or withdrawal from sight or knowledge; a ceasing to appear or to exist: as, the disappearance of the sun, or of a race of animals.

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

  • n. the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
  • n. ceasing to exist
  • n. the event of passing out of sight
  • n. gradually ceasing to be visible

Etymologies

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Examples

  • U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said Friday that while no evidence has caused investigators to question her story, the disappearance is mysterious.

    Falcon Lake Shooting: Mexico Opens Probe Into Colorado Man's Death On Border Lake

  • They have all gone, disappeared; and their disappearance is the only decent thing they ever did.

    Democracy in War

  • If for some reason which Miss – er – Lulu Fay chooses to keep secret, he had her jewels and money in his possession on the fatal February 3rd, then I think his disappearance is accounted for.

    Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

  • Its disappearance is but an aspect of centralization.

    The death of the URL | FactoryCity

  • "The general sense of the Caucus is that the people of South Carolina have suffered enough as a result of your recent actions and the current allegations against you," the members wrote to the governor, referring to his disappearance from the state in June and subsequent investigations into his travel expenses.

    S.C. House Republicans tell Sanford to resign

  • Many tags get sun-faded, worn, removed, switched, and one of our favorite theories for their disappearance is that roaches like to eat them.

    Prices almost never listed

  • But perhaps the biggest reason for the Golden Hurricane's disappearance from the postseason was that it collectively forgot how to win those close games.

    Around the Conference USA

  • Hodgson's disappearance from the show (creative differences with his onetime partner, who still owns the MST3K name rights) "was like a tragedy for me -- it's like dying and watching someone else raise your kids," he says.

    'Cinematic Titanic' re-creates 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' in Washington

  • Just ask the lawyer Gao Zhisheng — if anyone can find him — or dozens and perhaps hundreds of nameless Tibetans and Uighurs whose disappearance is known only to close associates.

    Notable

  • He's obviously worked very hard to write in a measured way about Doherty's disappearance from the band, and only mentions in passing the times his friend burgled his flat and forged his signature on cheques.

    Carl Barât: The interview

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