Definitions for phantasmˈfæn tæz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

phan•tasmˈfæn tæz əm(n.)

  1. an apparition or specter.

    Category: Mythology

  2. a creation of the imagination or fancy; fantasy.

  3. a mental image or representation of a real object.

  4. an illusory likeness of something.

Origin of phantasm:

1175–1225; ME fantesme < OF < L phantasma < Gk phántasma image, vision

phan•tas′mal(adj.)

phan•tas′mic(adj.)

phan•tas′mi•cal(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre(noun)

    a ghostly appearing figure

    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

  2. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow(noun)

    something existing in perception only

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Wiktionary

  1. phantasm(Noun)

    something seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or apparition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phantasm(noun)

    an image formed by the mind, and supposed to be real or material; a shadowy or airy appearance; sometimes, an optical illusion; a phantom; a dream

  2. Phantasm(noun)

    a mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion

Freebase

  1. Phantasm

    Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, co-produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduced the Tall Man, a supernatural and malevolent undertaker who turns the dead into dwarf zombies to do his bidding and take over the world.

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