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Definition of vanish (Meaning of vanish)
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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}.]
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	     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.
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	              The horse vanished . . . out of sight. --Chaucer.
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	              Go; vanish into air; away!            --Shak.
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	              The champions vanished from their posts with the
	              speed of lightning.                   --Sir W.
	                                                    Scott.
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	              Gliding from the twilight past to vanish among
	              realities.                            --Hawthorne.
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	     2. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away. ``All these
	        delights will vanish.'' --Milton.
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	  Vanish 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. --Rush.
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	     Note: The vanish is included by Mr. Bell under the general
	           term glide.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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