What does the word vanish mean?

Usage examples for vanish

  1. She said to herself that there was an hour left in which to indulge hope; that until midnight struck, the king might come, or write or send; that at midnight only would every expectation vanish, every hope be lost. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  2. Then the waters continued to vanish. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  3. The clouds pass like great, slow thoughts And vanish In the intense blue. – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet