1. [ verb ] get lost, esp. without warning or explanation
Synonyms: disappear go_away

"He disappeared without a trace"

Related terms: appear go evanesce fade fall_off absent die_out desorb skip_town fall die vanisher vanishing
2. [ verb ] become invisible or unnoticeable
Synonyms: go_away disappear

"The effect vanished when day broke

Related terms: end terminate clear dematerialize bob_under disappearance vanishing
3. [ verb ] pass away rapidly
Synonyms: fly fell

"Time flies like an arrow" "Time fleeing beneath him"

Related terms: elapse
4. [ verb ] cease to exist
Synonyms: disappear

"An entire civilization vanished"

Related terms: appear terminate end fade
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17097
6. [ verb ] decrease rapidly and disappear
Synonyms: vaporize fly

"the money vanished in las Vegas" "all my stock assets have vaporized"

Related terms: decrease fly
Similar spelling:   Vanness