verb dis·ap·pear \ˌdis-ə-ˈpir\

: to stop being visible : to pass out of sight

: to stop existing : to die or go away completely

: to become lost : to go to a place that is not known

Full Definition of DISAPPEAR

intransitive verb
:  to pass from view
:  to cease to be :  pass out of existence or notice
transitive verb
:  to cause the disappearance of
dis·ap·pear·ance \-ˈpir-ən(t)s\ noun

Examples of DISAPPEAR

  1. The two men disappeared around the corner.
  2. The dinosaurs disappeared millions of years ago.
  3. These problems won't just disappear by themselves.
  4. He disappeared without a trace two years ago.
  5. The speaker suddenly disappeared just before the beginning of the ceremony.

First Known Use of DISAPPEAR

15th century
DISAPPEARED Defined for Kids


verb dis·ap·pear \ˌdi-sə-ˈpir\

Definition of DISAPPEAR for Kids

:  to stop being visible :  pass out of sight <The sun disappeared behind a cloud.>
:  to stop existing <Dinosaurs disappeared long ago.>


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