- 1[intransitive] to disappear suddenly and/or in a way that you cannot explain He turned around and vanished into the house. The magician vanished in a puff of smoke. My glasses seem to have vanished. He vanished without trace.
- 2[intransitive] to stop existing the vanishing woodlands of Europe All hopes of a peaceful settlement had now vanished. All thoughts of leaving vanished from his mind. Word Origin Middle English: shortening of Old French e(s)vaniss-, lengthened stem of e(s)vanir, from Latin evanescere
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vanish
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃ//he / she / it vanishes
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃɪz//past simple vanished
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃt//past participle vanished
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃt//-ing form vanishing
BrE BrE//ˈvænɪʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈvænɪʃɪŋ//