vanish Definition

  • 1to disappear suddenly and completely, especially in a way that is mysterious and frightening
  • 2to stop existing or to become impossible to see or find

Using vanish: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "vanish" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The magician made the rabbit vanish into thin air.

  • Example

    The sun had vanished behind the clouds.

  • Example

    All his money vanished in a single day.

  • Example

    The evidence seems to have vanished without a trace.

vanish Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with vanish

  • to disappear completely and suddenly, often in a mysterious way


    The thief vanished into thin air with the stolen jewels.

  • the point in the distance where parallel lines appear to meet, especially in linear perspective drawing


    The road seemed to stretch on forever, disappearing into the vanishing point on the horizon.

  • to disappear from view


    The ship gradually vanished from sight as it sailed away from the harbor.

Origins of vanish

from Old French 'esvanir', meaning 'disappear'


Summary: vanish in Brief

The verb 'vanish' [ˈvænɪʃ] means to disappear suddenly and completely, often in a mysterious or frightening way. It can also mean to stop existing or become impossible to see or find. Examples include 'The magician made the rabbit vanish into thin air,' and 'All his money vanished in a single day.' Phrases include 'vanish into thin air,' 'vanishing point,' and 'vanish from sight.'