Van"ish (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vanished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vanishing.] [OE. vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF. envanir, esvanir, esvanuir, F. s''evanouir fr. L. vanus empty, vain; cf. L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See Vain, and cf. Evanescent,-ish.]


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.


To be annihilated or lost; to pass away.

"All these delights will vanish."



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Van"ish (?), n. Phon.

The brief terminal part of 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.


⇒ The vanish is included by Mr. Bell under the general term glide.


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