American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pass out of sight, especially quickly; disappear. See Synonyms at disappear.
- v. To pass out of existence.
- v. Mathematics To become zero. Used of a function or variable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disappear quickly; pass from a visible to an invisible state; become imperceptible.
- To pass out of view; pass beyond the limit of vision; disappear gradually; fade away.
- To pass away; be annihilated or lost; be no more.
- To rise or be given off, as breath; exhale.
- In mathematics, to become zero.
- n. In phonetics, a sound with which another principal sound vanishes or ends, as the ē-sound of ā (the i in ei as pronounced in veil), or the ö-sound of ō (the u in ou as pronounced in soul).
- v. To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.
- v. mathematics To become equal to zero.
- n. phonetics The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pass from a visible to an invisible state; to go out of sight; to disappear; to fade.
- v. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away.
- n. (Phon.) The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.
- v. cease to exist
- v. become invisible or unnoticeable
- v. pass away rapidly
- v. decrease rapidly and disappear
- v. get lost, as without warning or explanation
- Aphetic for obsolete evanish, from Middle English, from Old French esvanir, esvaniss- (French évanouir), Vulgar Latin evanescere, from vanus ("empty") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English vanisshen, alteration of Old French esvanir, esvaniss-, from Vulgar Latin *exvanīre, alteration of Latin ēvānēscere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vānēscere, to vanish (from vānus, empty). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There, Ed, you can give one last wail about being called a racist and vanish from the thread. joe from Lowell says:”
“There, Ed, you can give one last wail about being called a racist and vanish from the thread.”
“And the print won't vanish from the pages while I sleep at the click of a cursor when some agency decides they're politically inconvenient, or because they merely 'rent' the content and have the right to reclaim it for greater profit.”
“The repulsion or discomfort is triggered when we see this because those who did not feel any repulsion or discomfort from blood have had their DNA vanish from the gene pool because they died before they were able to reproduce.”
“I did my thousand words a day, travelling or stopping over, suffered my last faint fever shock, saw my silvery skin vanish and my sun-torn tissues healthily knit again, and drank as a broad-shouldered chesty man may drink.”
“Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.”
“One bad ancestor and genes take a while to vanish from the blood line ... frank, NC”
“As soon as the years begin to take a sufficiently obvious toll, she will vanish from the wingnut radar, to be replaced with some other newly discovered “cutie” who is as equally vapid and devoid of anything which might, by some reckless stretch of the imagination, ever be mistaken for principled ethics.”
“If we can't turn this around we will vanish from the face of the earth.”
“The great tanker ships, carrying water to the rich dry-world mines and colonies, began to vanish from the space-lanes, with their convoys.”
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