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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 van·ish /ˈvænɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Van·ish v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vanished p. pr. & vb. n. Vanishing.]
 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. Scott.
    Gliding from the twilight past to vanish among realities.   --Hawthorne.
 2. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away. “All these delights will vanish.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Van·ish n. Phon. The brief terminal part of a 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.
 Note:The vanish is included by Mr. Bell under the general term glide.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: get lost, especially without warning or explanation; "He
           disappeared without a trace" [syn: disappear, go away]
           [ant: appear]
      2: become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when
         day broke" [syn: disappear, go away]
      3: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing
         beneath him" [syn: fly, fell]
      4: cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished" [syn: disappear]
         [ant: appear]
      5: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las
         Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized" [syn: fly,