- to disappear from sight, especially quickly; become invisible: The frost vanished when the sun came out.
- to go away, especially furtively or mysteriously; disappear by quick departure: The thief vanished in the night.
- to disappear by ceasing to exist; come to an end: The pain vanished after he took an aspirin.
- Mathematics. (of a number, quantity, or function) to become zero.
- to cause to disappear.
- Phonetics. the last part of a vowel sound when it differs noticeably in quality from the main sound, as the faint (ē) at the end of the (ā) in the pronunciation of pain.
Origin of vanish
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Examples from the Web for vanished
The amount of vanished bitcoins was 650,000 BTC (or 24.7 billion yen).Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
Yet five years later, the news operation has vanished and TRN is now a shell of its former self.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
“It could run 80 miles an hour,” remembered one passenger long after the interurban had vanished.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
That vanished sight will be our finest tribute to Kailash Satyarthi and his Nobel Prize.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic
October 11, 2014
Even in New York City, where the natural landscape has long since vanished, we can safely fish and drink from nearby waters.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
But Andrew, with the chestnut running like a red flash beneath him, had vanished.Way of the Lawless
The delusion has now vanished, and made room for sober reason and reflection.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
A moment later they were on the downward slope, and she had vanished from their view.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
All the fear, all the sweet shame that I had felt before him vanished.
My troubles grew too great to bear, then vanished in an hour.
- to disappear, esp suddenly or mysteriously
- to cease to exist; fade away
- maths to become zero
- phonetics rare the second and weaker of the two vowels in a falling diphthong
Word Origin and History for vanished
c.1300, from shortened form of stem of Old French esvanir "disappear," from Vulgar Latin *exvanire, from Latin evanescere "disappear, die out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vanescere "vanish," from vanus "empty" (see vain). Related: Vanished; vanishing. Vanishing point in perspective drawing is recorded from 1797.
Idioms and Phrases with vanished
see under into thin air.