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
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.
A Silver Alert has been issued for a 76-year-old New Albany woman who has disappeared.
He all but disappeared from view, traveling around Libya with his retinue, an itinerant claimant to a destiny that eluded him.
And then the bouncer beckoned again, and my daughter entered the club, disappearing into darkness filled with noise.
According to Dave Hallac, the superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, who was interviewed by The Virginian-Pilot, the area is constantly changing, which means that Shelly Island could expand or disappear again into the waves.
Any illusions that the Reds wouldn’t be sellers at the trade deadline have now disappeared with the team’s recent skid.
If Congress does close loopholes to pay for a lower rate, many such breaks would disappear...
External side-view mirrors will disappear as digital camera images migrate to interior screens, similar to those that rearview cameras use now.
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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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