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
Moreover, my truck can disappear into the maw of the bureaucratic state without a single person being charged with or convicted of a crime.
But the 29-year-old logger says the number of trees needed to fuel his trade is falling sharply as the country’s forest cover disappears.
How to bulk up in the offseason when testing is limited or disappear for a few weeks to a remote locale where testers can’t find them.
A neighbor walked past and said nothing before disappearing behind his own front door.
Along the way, viewers might see anything from geodesic domes to disappearing sand castles to human zoo satellites.
Any cream that promises to make lines disappear in a week is the beauty version of fake news.
A new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies that uses census data from 2005 and 2015 shows low-cost rental housing is disappearing around the U.S., replaced by pricier, less affordable units.
Over time, this human-like nuclear DNA disappeared in the Neanderthal genes, but the human mDNA dominated the gene pool, pushing out the original Neanderthal mitochondria and eventually completely replaced it.
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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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