vanish

  • 1 Vanish — 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Vanish — 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Vanish — may refer to:*Vanish (brand), a toilet bowl cleaner * Vanish an episode of the TV series Criss Angel Mindfreak *Vanishing, a type of magical effect *A mathematical function having a root or a zeroee also*Forced disappearance *Vanishing… …

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  • 4 vanish — vanish, evanesce, evaporate, disappear, fade can all mean to pass from view or out of existence. Vanish implies a complete, often mysterious, and usually sudden passing; it commonly suggests absence of all trace or of any clue that would permit… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 vanish — (v.) c.1300, from aphetic form of stem of O.Fr. esvanir disappear, from V.L. *exvanire, from L. evanescere disappear, die out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + vanescere vanish, from vanus empty (see VAIN (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 vanish — [van′ish] vi. [ME vanissen, aphetic < prp. stem of OFr esvanir < VL * exvanire, for L evanescere: see EVANESCE] 1. to go or pass suddenly from sight; disappear 2. to cease to exist; come to an end 3. Math. to become zero n. Phonet. the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 vanish — index depart, disappear, dissipate (spread out), evacuate, expire, leave (depart), perish …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 vanish — [v] disappear become invisible, be lost, clear, dematerialize, die, die out, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, exit, fade, fade away, go away, melt; concept 105 Ant. appear, arrive, come …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 vanish — ► VERB 1) disappear suddenly and completely. 2) gradually cease to exist. 3) Mathematics become zero. DERIVATIVES vanishing adjective & noun vanishingly adverb. ORIGIN Old French esvanir, from Latin evanescere die away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 vanish — v. 1) to vanish completely 2) (D; intr.) to vanish from (to vanish from sight) 3) (D; intr.) to vanish into (to vanish into thin air) * * * [ vænɪʃ] to vanish completely (D; intr.) to vanish from (to vanish from sight) (D; intr.) to vanish into… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 vanish — verb 1 disappear suddenly and completely ADVERB ▪ just, simply ▪ I turned around and she had simply vanished. ▪ abruptly, instantly, promptly, suddenly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 vanish */*/ — UK [ˈvænɪʃ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms vanish : present tense I/you/we/they vanish he/she/it vanishes present participle vanishing past tense vanished past participle vanished 1) a) to disappear in a sudden and mysterious way One moment… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 vanish — van|ish [ vænıʃ ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to disappear in a sudden and mysterious way: One moment she was there, the next she had vanished. vanish from: My calculator s vanished from my desk. vanish into thin air/vanish from the face of the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 vanish — 01. The magician [vanished] in a puff of smoke, only to reappear inside a large box in the center of the stage. 02. The youths [vanished] from the scene as soon as the police arrived. 03. Countless planes and ships have apparently [vanished] in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 vanish — van|ish [ˈvænıʃ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: evanir, from [i]Vulgar Latin exvanire, from Latin evanescere; EVANESCENT] 1.) to disappear suddenly, especially in a way that cannot be easily explained ▪ My keys were here a minute ago… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 vanish — verb (I) 1 to disappear suddenly, especially in a way that cannot be easily explained: When I turned round again, the boy had vanished. | vanish into thin air (=disappear completely in a very mysterious way) | vanish without a trace/vanish off… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 vanish — verb Etymology: Middle English vanisshen, from Anglo French vaniss , stem of vanir, envanir, esvanir, from Vulgar Latin *exvanire, alteration of Latin evanescere to dissipate like vapor, vanish, from e + vanescere to vanish, from vanus empty Date …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 vanish — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abscond, be annihilated, be consumed, be destroyed, be done for, be gone, be no more, be wiped out, beat a retreat, bow out, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, clear, come to naught, come to nothing, conk out …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 vanish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. disappear, fade out; dis solve; slang, decamp, vamoose. See disappearance, departure. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disappear, fade, fade away, fade out, go away, dissolve; see also disappear . See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 vanish — [14] To vanish is etymologically to ‘become empty’. The word comes via Old French esvanir ‘disappear’ from Vulgar Latin *exvānīre, a variant of Latin ēvānēscere ‘disappear’ (source also of English evanescent [18]). This was a compound verb formed …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins