Definition of disappear
1 : to pass from view The moon disappeared behind a cloud.
2 : to cease to be : pass out of existence or notice dinosaurs disappeared from the earth My keys seem to have disappeared again.
: to cause the disappearance of
disappearanceplay \-ˈpir-ən(t)s\ noun
Examples of disappear in a Sentence
The two men disappeared around the corner.
The dinosaurs disappeared millions of years ago.
These problems won't just disappear by themselves.
He disappeared without a trace two years ago.
The speaker suddenly disappeared just before the beginning of the ceremony.
Recent Examples of disappear from the Web
And only with time, once the man behind the plan died and the food disappeared from the shelves, has the folly of the approach been exposed.
Kim disappeared in 1966, and communist authorities said his work wasn't proven.
Authorities say Borjas is also suspected of killing Guzman, who disappeared from the Boyle Heights neighborhood on Dec. 26, 2011.
As months went by, her tumor shrank and ultimately disappeared.
When the animals died anyway, the family disappeared.
Within an hour after the suramin infusion, the nasal quality to his voice disappeared.
This has produced an enormous backlog of cases, leading to long delays during which witnesses may die, flee or simply disappear.
Between the administration's budget, and its lubricious impulse to monetize everything, if the glaciers disappear, the naming rights to Exxon-Mobil National Park and Energy Terminal will bring in millions.
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First Known Use of disappear
DISAPPEAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disappear for English Language Learners
: 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
DISAPPEAR Defined for Kids
Definition of disappear for Students
1 : to stop being visible : pass out of sight The sun disappeared behind a cloud.
2 : to stop existing Dinosaurs disappeared long ago.
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