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Meaning of VANISH

Pronunciation:  'vanish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  decrease rapidly, as of money
  2. [v]  get lost, esp. without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
  3. [v]  cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
  4. [v]  pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
  5. [v]  become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"

VANISH is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: disappear, disappear, fell, fly, fly, go away, go away
 Antonyms: appear, come along
 See Also: absent, blow over, bob under, cease, cease, clear, decrease, dematerialise, dematerialize, desorb, die, die off, die out, diminish, elapse, end, end, evanesce, fade, fall, fall away, fall off, finish, finish, fleet, glide by, go, go along, go by, lapse, lessen, pass, pass, pass off, remove, skip town, slide by, slip away, slip by, stop, stop, take a powder, terminate, terminate, wither



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Van"ish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vanished}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Vanishing}.] [OE. vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF.
    envanir, esvanir, esvanu["i]r, F. s'['e]vanouir; fr. L. vanus
    empty, vain; cf. L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See
    {Vain}, and cf. {Evanescent},{-ish}.]
    1. 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.
             The horse vanished . . . out of sight. --Chaucer.
             Go; vanish into air; away!            --Shak.
             The champions vanished from their posts with the
             speed of lightning.                   --Sir W.
             Gliding from the twilight past to vanish among
             realities.                            --Hawthorne.
    2. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away. ``All these
       delights will vanish.'' --Milton.
  2. \Van"ish\, n. (Phon.)
    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. --Rush.
    Note: The vanish is included by Mr. Bell under the general
          term glide.