Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To pass out of sight; vanish.
  • intransitive verb To cease to be seen; be missing or unfound.
  • intransitive verb To cease to exist.
  • intransitive verb To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To vanish.
  • verb transitive To make vanish.

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

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

Etymologies

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