Definition of vanish
1a : to pass quickly from sight : disappearb : to pass completely from existence
2 : to assume the value zero
: to cause to disappear
Examples of vanish in a Sentence
The missing girl vanished without a trace a year ago.
The papers seem to have vanished into thin air.
Dinosaurs vanished from the face of the earth millions of years ago.
Recent Examples of vanish from the Web
Shelf life was elongated, while flavor and nutrition vanished.
In the back roads of County Donegal, Ireland, an American linguist finds a forlorn child with a stutter, and his mother — once a famous actress who vanished at the height of her career.
Investigators believe that the dog, named Lala, did not just randomly vanish from the home on Carino way.
A man has been arrested and is suspected of killing a teenage girl and a 22-year-old woman who vanished from their Los Angeles neighborhoods months apart in 2011 and dumping their bodies along California freeways, police said Tuesday.
Each week following episodes of the third and final season of The Leftovers, Sophie Gilbert and Spencer Kornhaber will discuss HBO’s drama about the aftermath of 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishing.
But by 2007, the demand for real estate was vanishing, just as the pension had ramped up its investments in Idaho and elsewhere past $900 million, equivalent to more than a quarter of its $3.4 billion net worth at the time.
When her products started vanishing from stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and ShopStyle following last year’s election, anti-Trump activists launched a national campaign to boycott any retailer who sold Trump family products.
Veteran Auburn fans have fond memories of annual series against Florida and Tennessee that vanished when the 1992 divisional split put the Tigers in the West.
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Origin and Etymology of vanish
Middle English vanisshen, borrowed from Anglo-French vaniss- stem of vanir, envanir, esvanir, going back to Vulgar Latin *exvānīre, restructuring of Latin ēvānēscere “to fade away, disappear,” from ē- 1e- + vānēscere “to pass from existence,” inchoative verb derivative of vānus “empty, lacking content” — more at 1wane
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of vanish for English Language Learners
: to disappear entirely without a clear explanation
: to stop existing
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