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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
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Then all shadows disappear, the foreshortening of perspective disappears, and all proofs become white-- a disagreeable fact: for this strange region would have been marvelous if reproduced with photographic exactness.
Afterwards, the wall was whitewashed or scraped down, I know not which, and the inscription disappeared. For it is thus that people have been in the habit of proceeding with the marvellous churches of the Middle Ages for the last two hundred years.
Thus, when he had bumped his nose on the back-wall a few times, he accepted that he would not disappear into walls.
Pinocchio jumped off the Pigeon's back, and the Pigeon, not wanting any thanks for a kind deed, flew away swiftly and disappeared.
Richard, got rid of her twenty-thousand francs in the manager's coat-tail pocket and disappeared....Or rather she was conjured away.
A burst of flame rose toward the skies with an explosion like that of a hundred cannon; the air burned, ignited by flaming embers, then the frightful lightning disappeared, the brands sank, one after another, into the abyss, where they were extinguished, and save for a slight vibration in the air, after a few minutes had elapsed one would have thought that nothing had happened.
The panglima Ninaka of the Signana Dyaks who manned Muda Saffir's war prahu saw his chief disappear beneath the swift waters of the river, but the word of command that would have sent the boat hurriedly back to pick up the swimmer was not given.
At last those mounted men rode away from the mound and disappeared.
No sooner had his foot touched the earth than he disappeared before the eyes of the horrified courtiers.
Had the crew seen me disappear? Had the Abraham Lincoln veered round?
Three passengers including Passepartout had disappeared. Had they been killed in the struggle?
Her reason told her that all the visions she beheld were but the children of her imagination, and the conviction was strengthened by the fact that in the morning no traces remained of the nocturnal phantoms, who disappeared with the coming of daylight.