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.”
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.
v 1: get lost, especially without warning or explanation; "He
disappeared without a trace" [syn: disappear, go away]
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]
5: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las
Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized" [syn: fly,