Vanish

Definition of Vanish

Van´ish   Pronunciation: văn´ĭsh
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vanished (văn"ĭsht); 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.
n.1.(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.

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