Definitions for vanishˈvæn ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

van•ish*ˈvæn ɪʃ(v.i.)

  1. to disappear quickly from sight; become invisible.

  2. to go away, esp. furtively:

    The thief vanished in the night.

  3. to come to an end.

  4. (of a number, quantity, or function) to become zero.

    Category: Math

  5. (v.t.)to cause to disappear.

* Syn: See disappear.

Origin of vanish:

1275–1325; ME < MF evaniss-, long s. of e(s)vanir蠐 L ēvānēscere= ē- e - +vānēscere to pass away (vān(us)vain+-ēscere -esce )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. disappear, vanish, go away(verb)

    get lost, as without warning or explanation

    "He disappeared without a trace"

  2. vanish, disappear, go away(verb)

    become invisible or unnoticeable

    "The effect vanished when day broke"

  3. fly, fell, vanish(verb)

    pass away rapidly

    "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

  4. vanish, disappear(verb)

    cease to exist

    "An entire civilization vanished"

  5. vanish, fly, vaporize(verb)

    decrease rapidly and disappear

    "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vanish(verb)ˈvæn ɪʃ

    to disappear suddenly

    He was there, and then he vanished.

  2. vanishˈvæn ɪʃ

    to become rapidly smaller

    the vanishing polar ice caps


  1. vanish(Verb)

    To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.

  2. vanish(Verb)

    To become equal to zero.

    The function f(x)=x^2 vanishes at x=0.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanish(verb)

    to pass from a visible to an invisible state; to go out of sight; to disappear; to fade; as, vapor vanishes from the sight by being dissipated; a ship vanishes from the sight of spectators on land

  2. Vanish(verb)

    to be annihilated or lost; to pass away

  3. Vanish(noun)

    the brief terminal part of vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part; as, a as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill, o as in old with a vanish of oo as in foot


  1. Vanish

    Vanish may refer to either of two unrelated brands, one by S.C. Johnson and one by Reckitt Benckiser.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vanish' in Verbs Frequency: #832

Translations for vanish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to become no longer visible, especially suddenly

The ship vanished over the horizon; Our hopes suddenly vanished.

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