What does vanish mean?

Definitions for vanish
ˈvæn ɪʃvan·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disappear, vanish, go awayverb

    get lost, as without warning or explanation

    "He disappeared without a trace"

  2. vanish, disappear, go awayverb

    become invisible or unnoticeable

    "The effect vanished when day broke"

  3. fly, fell, vanishverb

    pass away rapidly

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

  4. vanish, disappearverb

    cease to exist

    "An entire civilization vanished"

  5. vanish, fly, vaporizeverb

    decrease rapidly and disappear

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

Wiktionary

  1. vanishverb

    To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.

  2. vanishverb

    To become equal to zero.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanishverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF. envanir, esvanir, esvanur, F. s'vanouir; fr. L. vanus empty, vain; cf. L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See Vain, and cf. Evanescent,-ish.]

  2. Vanishverb

    to be annihilated or lost; to pass away

    Etymology: [OE. vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF. envanir, esvanir, esvanur, F. s'vanouir; fr. L. vanus empty, vain; cf. L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See Vain, and cf. Evanescent,-ish.]

  3. Vanishnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF. envanir, esvanir, esvanur, F. s'vanouir; fr. L. vanus empty, vain; cf. L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See Vain, and cf. Evanescent,-ish.]

Freebase

  1. Vanish

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vanish

    van′ish, v.i. to pass away from a place, leaving it vacant or empty: to disappear: to be annihilated or lost: (math.) to become zero: (Shak.) to exhale.—n. Van′isher.—adv. Van′ishingly.—n. Van′ishment.—Vanishing point, the point of disappearance of anything. [Through Fr. from L. vanescĕre, to pass away—vanus, empty.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vanish in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's true that Love and Fragrance cannot be concealed, and yet the public display of affection (PDA) in social media seems so superficial and artificial, e.g., when husband and wife congratulate each other on FB for their wedding anniversary or parents wish happy birthday on Internet to their children who live in the same house. The dichotomy is that the magic of sensitive and innermost personal affections begins to vanish, as they get displayed explicitly and publicly in social media.

  2. Gold Rodgers:

    Destiny, Fate, Dreams, These unstoppable ideals are held deep in the heart of man; as long as there are people who seek freedom in this life; these things shall not vanish from the earth.

  3. Jack Mozloom:

    They will bring the work in house and the subcontracting jobs will vanish -- that's really a concern for our members.

  4. Gaudence Milanzi:

    I am sure these projections that elephants could vanish at the Selous by 2022 are based on past events, not the current situation on the ground, we haven't completely curbed poaching -- we need to step up our efforts. But elephant populations are actually rising and stabilizing in some parts of the country, although poaching has not been completely eradicated.

  5. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    Guess they believe that the American people will forget about this vacancy. But they won't. Democrats are going to fight every day to ensure that this important nominee gets a dignified confirmation process that past Senates have afforded all Supreme Court nominations, pretending the nominee doesn't exist won't make the Supreme Court vacancy go away, it won't make the President's nomination vanish.

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