English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Aphetic for obsolete
, from evanish Middle English [Term?], from Old French (modern French esvanir, esvaniss- ), évanouir Vulgar Latin , from evanescere vanus ( “ empty ” ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
vanish ( third-person singular simple present , vanishes present participle , vanishing simple past and past participle ) vanished
invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.
1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Avery Hopwood, , The Bat chapterI:
The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and
vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
( mathematics ) To become equal to zero.
The function f(x)=x 2 vanishes at x=0.
Synonyms [ edit ]
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed
please add this translation if you can Armenian:
անհետանալ (hy) ( anhetanal ), կորչել (hy) ( korčʿel ), չքանալ (hy) ( čʿkʿanal ) Belarusian:
знікаць impf ( znikác’ ), знікнуць pf ( zníknuc’ ) Bulgarian:
изчезвам (bg) ( izčezvam ) Chinese:
, (please verify) 唔見咗 (please verify) 唔见咗 ( m 4 gin 3 zo 2 ) ( informal , ) 消失 ( siu 1 sat 1 ) ( formal/literary ) Mandarin:
消失 (zh) ( xiāoshī ) Czech:
zmizet (cs) Danish:
forsvinde (da) Dutch:
verdwijnen (nl) Esperanto:
kaduma , (et) , haihtuma hääbuma Finnish:
hävitä , (fi) kadota (fi) French:
disparaître , (fr) s'évanouir (fr) Georgian:
please add this translation if you can German:
verschwinden , (de) vergehen , (de) sich verflüchtigen Greek:
εξαφανίζομαι (el) ( exafanízomai )
lenyap (id) Italian:
sparire , (it) svanire (it) Japanese:
消える (ja) ( きえる, kieru ) Lao:
please add this translation if you can Latin:
, evanesco , vanesco , aufugio , abolesco pereo Mizo:
, bibo bo Norwegian:
, forsvinne fordufte (no) Nynorsk:
, forsvinne forsvinna Persian:
please add this translation if you can Polish:
znikać (pl) , impf zniknąć (pl) pf Portuguese:
desaparecer , (pt) esvair , (pt) sumir (pt) Romanian:
dispărea (ro) Russian:
исчеза́ть (ru) ( isčezátʹ ) Serbo-Croatian:
iščeznuti (sh) Slovak:
desvanecerse , (es) desaparecer (es) Swedish:
försvinna (sv) Ukrainian:
зникати ( znikáty )
mathematics: to become equal to zero
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vanish ( plural ) vanishes
( phonetics ) The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.
a as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill.
o as in old ordinarily ends with a vanish of oo as in foot.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Rush to this entry?) A
magic trick in which something seems to disappear.
The French drop is a well-known vanish involving sleight of hand.
See also [ edit ]
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.