Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “disappear”

disappear

verb [I]
 
 
/ˌdɪsəˈpɪər/
NOT SEE B1 to become impossible to see: She watched him disappear into the crowd.Appearing and disappearing
GO B1 to suddenly go somewhere and become impossible to find: Her husband disappeared in 1991.Appearing and disappearing
STOP EXISTING B2 to stop existing: These flowers are disappearing from our countryside.Coming to an endCausing something to end
disappearance
 
 
/ˌdɪsəˈpɪərəns/ noun [C, U]
B2 Police are investigating the girl's disappearance.
→ See also disappear/vanish into thin air
(Definition of disappear from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Losing and loss, but you might be interested in these topics from the Finding and losing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “disappear” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More