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}, and cf. {Evanescent},{-ish}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

The horse vanished . . . out of sight. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Go; vanish into air; away! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The champions vanished from their posts with the speed of lightning. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Gliding from the twilight past to vanish among realities. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away. ``All these delights will vanish.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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