disappear

verb
dis·​ap·​pear | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈpir How to pronounce disappear (audio) \
disappeared; disappearing; disappears

Definition of disappear

intransitive verb

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.

transitive verb

: to cause the disappearance of

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Other Words from disappear

disappearance \ -​ˈpir-​ən(t)s How to pronounce disappearance (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for disappear

Synonyms

dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, fly, melt, sink, vanish

Antonyms

appear, materialize

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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.
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Dermatologist Michele Green told Allure that petrolatum locks in moisture so that by morning, dryness has disappeared. Allure, "8 Game-Changing Hacks You Didn't Know You Could Do With Vaseline," 22 Mar. 2019 His long, muscular legs disappear beneath a knot of gray duvet and silver silk bedspread, though his foot sticks out over the edge of the mattress. Vogue, "Fifty Shades of Grey," 24 Jan. 2019 Summer in Scandinavia means the sun may set around 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. and make an appearance again at 4 a.m. Go farther north and that glow won’t disappear at all. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 Over the past decades, video games gradually have been turning into something more amorphous that can change over time, and can disappear forever. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own," 19 Mar. 2019 Those offerings have all but disappeared, choking off a vital funding source for the heady tech projects that were supposed to bring crypto mainstream. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Bitcoin Is in the Dumps, Spreading Gloom Over Crypto World," 19 Mar. 2019 Soon after, a camera disappeared—and then, in an impossible place, was recovered. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "Wendy Red Star's New Exhibition Is Part Historical Corrective, Part Ghost Story," 2 Mar. 2019 Follow the instructions prior to soaking or washing and your red wine stains will disappear. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Tabletop Accessories," 11 Feb. 2019 For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Substation Curaçao offers mini-submarine tours traveling up to 1,000 feet below the surface of the sea, where coral, fish, and shipwrecks can be spotted (and eventually, sunlight all but disappears). Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of disappear

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of disappear was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for disappear

disappear

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disappear

: 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

verb
dis·​ap·​pear | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈpir How to pronounce disappear (audio) \
disappeared; disappearing

Kids Definition of disappear

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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