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dis·ap·pear

 (dĭs′ə-pîr′)
v. dis·ap·peared, dis·ap·pear·ing, dis·ap·pears
v.intr.
1. To pass out of sight; vanish: The moon disappeared behind the clouds.
2. To cease to be seen; be missing or unfound: Her purse disappeared from her locker. The plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
3. To cease to exist: Dinosaurs disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
v.tr.
To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.

dis′ap·pear′ance n.
Synonyms: disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, vanish
These verbs mean to pass out of sight or existence: a skyscraper disappearing in the fog; time seeming to evanesce; courage evaporating; memories fading away; hope slowly vanishing.

disappear

(ˌdɪsəˈpɪə)
vb
1. (intr) to cease to be visible; vanish
2. (intr) to go away or become lost, esp secretly or without explanation
3. (intr) to cease to exist, have effect, or be known; become extinct or lost: the pain has disappeared.
4. (tr) (esp in South and Central America) to arrest secretly and presumably imprison or kill (a member of an opposing political group)
ˌdisapˈpearance n

dis•ap•pear

(ˌdɪs əˈpɪər)

v.i.
1. to cease to be seen; vanish from sight.
2. to cease to exist or be known; pass away.
v.t.
3. to kidnap, imprison, or kill (someone, esp. an opponent of a right-wing Latin American government).
[1520–30]
syn: disappear, fade, vanish mean that something or someone passes from sight or existence. disappear is used of whatever suddenly or gradually goes away: We watched them turn down a side street and disappear. fade suggests a complete or partial disappearance that proceeds gradually and often by means of a blending into something else: Dusk faded into darkness. vanish suggests complete, generally rapid disappearance: The sun vanished behind clouds.

disappear

If someone or something disappears, they go or are taken to a place where they can't be seen or found.

I saw the car disappear round the corner.
She disappeared down the corridor.
Tools disappeared and were never found.

Be Careful!
Don't use disappeared as an adjective. If you can't find something because it is not in its usual place, don't say that it 'is disappeared'. You say that it has disappeared.

He discovered that a pint of milk had disappeared from the fridge.
By the time the examiners got to work, most of the records had disappeared.

disappear


Past participle: disappeared
Gerund: disappearing

Imperative
disappear
disappear
Present
I disappear
you disappear
he/she/it disappears
we disappear
you disappear
they disappear
Preterite
I disappeared
you disappeared
he/she/it disappeared
we disappeared
you disappeared
they disappeared
Present Continuous
I am disappearing
you are disappearing
he/she/it is disappearing
we are disappearing
you are disappearing
they are disappearing
Present Perfect
I have disappeared
you have disappeared
he/she/it has disappeared
we have disappeared
you have disappeared
they have disappeared
Past Continuous
I was disappearing
you were disappearing
he/she/it was disappearing
we were disappearing
you were disappearing
they were disappearing
Past Perfect
I had disappeared
you had disappeared
he/she/it had disappeared
we had disappeared
you had disappeared
they had disappeared
Future
I will disappear
you will disappear
he/she/it will disappear
we will disappear
you will disappear
they will disappear
Future Perfect
I will have disappeared
you will have disappeared
he/she/it will have disappeared
we will have disappeared
you will have disappeared
they will have disappeared
Future Continuous
I will be disappearing
you will be disappearing
he/she/it will be disappearing
we will be disappearing
you will be disappearing
they will be disappearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disappearing
you have been disappearing
he/she/it has been disappearing
we have been disappearing
you have been disappearing
they have been disappearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disappearing
you will have been disappearing
he/she/it will have been disappearing
we will have been disappearing
you will have been disappearing
they will have been disappearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disappearing
you had been disappearing
he/she/it had been disappearing
we had been disappearing
you had been disappearing
they had been disappearing
Conditional
I would disappear
you would disappear
he/she/it would disappear
we would disappear
you would disappear
they would disappear
Past Conditional
I would have disappeared
you would have disappeared
he/she/it would have disappeared
we would have disappeared
you would have disappeared
they would have disappeared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disappear - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
fall away, fall off - diminish in size or intensity
fall - go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
die - disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"
go - be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
absent, remove - go away or leave; "He absented himself"
blow over, evanesce, fleet, fade, pass off, pass - disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
fade, wither - lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
skip town, take a powder - disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
die off, die out - become extinct; "Dinosaurs died out"
desorb - go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
2.disappear - become invisible or unnoticeabledisappear - become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"
dematerialise, dematerialize - become immaterial; disappear
clear - go away or disappear; "The fog cleared in the afternoon"
bob under - disappear suddenly, as if under the surface of a body of water
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
3.disappear - cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
come along, appear - come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
4.disappear - become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

disappear

verb
1. vanish, evaporate, recede, drop out of sight, vanish off the face of the earth, evanesce, be lost to view or sight The car drove off and disappeared from sight.
vanish appear, arrive, reappear, materialize
2. pass, go away, wane, ebb, fade away The problem should disappear altogether by the age of five.
3. flee, bolt, run away, fly, escape, split (slang), retire, withdraw, take off (informal), get away, vanish, depart, go, make off, abscond, take flight, do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), slope off, cut and run (informal), beat a hasty retreat, make your escape, make your getaway The prisoner disappeared after being released on bail.
4. be lost, be taken, be stolen, go missing, be mislaid My wallet seems to have disappeared.
5. cease, end, fade, vanish, dissolve, expire, evaporate, perish, die out, pass away, cease to exist, melt away, leave no trace, cease to be known The immediate threat has disappeared.

disappear

verb
1. To pass out of sight either gradually or suddenly:
2. To cease to exist:
die (away or out), expire.
Translations
اختفىيَحْتَجِب، يَخْتَفييَخْتَفييَخْتَفِييَزول، يَتَلاشى
изчезвамизчезна
zmizetztratit sevymizet
forsvinde
kadotakadottaahävitähävittää
nestati
hverfa úr augsÿnhverfa, glatastláta sig hverfa
消える見えなくなる
사라지다
dingimasišnykimasišnykti
izzustnozustpazust
izginiti
нестајатинестати
försvinna
หายไป
gözden kaybolmakortadan kalkmakortadan kaybolmaksırra kadem basmak
biến mất

disappear

[ˌdɪsəˈpɪəʳ]
A. VIdesaparecer
he disappeared from sight or viewdesapareció de la vista
to make sth disappearhacer desaparecer algo
B. VThacer desaparecer

disappear

[ˌdɪsəˈpɪər] vi
(from sight) [person, object] → disparaître
to disappear from view
He disappeared from view → On l'a perdu de vue.
(permanently) [person] → disparaître
He disappeared in 2001 → Il disparut en 2001.
(no longer exist) [species, habitat, tradition, language] → disparaître

disappear

viverschwinden; (worries, fears, difficulties)verschwinden, sich in nichts auflösen; (memory)schwinden; (objections)sich zerstreuen; he disappeared from sighter verschwand; to make something disappearetw verschwinden lassen; to do a disappearing trick (inf)sich verdünnisieren (inf), → sich verdrücken (inf); to disappear into thin airsich in Luft auflösen
vt (esp Pol inf) → verschwinden lassen
pl the disappeareddie Verschwundenen pl

disappear

[ˌdɪsəˈpɪəʳ] viscomparire, sparire
he disappeared from sight → è scomparso alla vista
to make sth disappear → far sparire qc

disappear

(disəˈpiə) verb
1. to vanish from sight. The sun disappeared slowly below the horizon.
2. to fade out of existence. This custom had disappeared by the end of the century.
3. to go away so that other people do not know where one is. A search is being carried out for the boy who disappeared from his home on Monday.
ˌdisapˈpearance noun

disappear

يَخْتَفِي zmizet forsvinde verschwinden εξαφανίζομαι desaparecer kadota disparaître nestati scomparire 見えなくなる 사라지다 verdwijnen forsvinne zniknąć desaparecer исчезать försvinna หายไป gözden kaybolmak biến mất 消失

disappear

vi desaparecer
References in classic literature ?
It was always mournful to see them come flying home at sunset and disappear under the earth.
and when did our people from Grand Isle disappear from the earth?
They were, consequently, the first dispossessed; and the seemingly inevitable fate of all these people, who disappear before the advances, or it might be termed the inroads, of civilization, as the verdure of their native forests falls before the nipping frosts, is represented as having already befallen them.
Jurgis had never seen any dead bodies in the streets, but he had seen people evicted and disappear, no one knew where; and though the city had a relief bureau, though there was a charity organization society in the stockyards district, in all his life there he had never heard of either of them.
It may be that you have discovered, before this, that the rigors of military law and custom melt insensibly away and disappear when a soldier or a regiment or the garrison wants to do something that will please Cathy.
I closed by saying we had plenty of provisions to maintain us for quite a siege--and did they suppose Zermatt would allow half a mile of men and mules to mysteriously disappear during any considerable time, right above their noses, and make no inquiries?
He could not understand her sad face or the tears that rolled silently down her cheeks from time to time; for Hannah had always represented her aunt Miranda as an irascible, parsimonious old woman, who would be no loss to the world whenever she should elect to disappear from it.
Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever.
Nasmyth, came between me and Miss Temple: I saw her in her travelling dress step into a post-chaise, shortly after the marriage ceremony; I watched the chaise mount the hill and disappear beyond its brow; and then retired to my own room, and there spent in solitude the greatest part of the half-holiday granted in honour of the occasion.
As she spoke those words, the traces of sickness seemed, for the moment, to disappear from her face; her eyes shone with a steady inner light; all the woman warmed and brightened in the radiance of her own triumph -- the triumph, trebly won, of carrying her point, of vindicating her integrity, and of matching Magdalen's incorruptible self-denial on Magdalen's own ground.
Crunches looking about, as if he rather expected to see the loaf disappear under the efficacy of his wife's petitions.
When the pony-chaise stopped at the door, and my eyes were intent upon the house, I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window on the ground floor (in a little round tower that formed one side of the house), and quickly disappear.