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ˈfæn təmPhan·tom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectrenoun

    a ghostly appearing figure

    "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"

  2. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowadjective

    something existing in perception only

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

  3. phantomadjective

    something apparently sensed but having no physical reality

    "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"

Wiktionary

  1. phantomnoun

    Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition; something elusive or delusive.

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

  2. phantomnoun

    An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

  3. phantomadjective

    illusive

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

  4. phantomadjective

    fictitious or nonexistent

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

  5. Phantomnoun

    Nickname of the F-4B jet fighter flown by Marines in Vietnam

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

  6. Phantomnoun

    The comic The Phantom, and the character in it by the same name

    Etymology: From fantom, from fantosme, from phantasma, from φάντασμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phantomnoun

    that which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal image

    Etymology: [OE. fantome, fantosme, fantesme, OF. fantme, fr. L. phantasma, Gr. fa`ntasma, fr. fai`nein to show. See Fancy, and cf. Phaton, Phantasm, Phase.]

Freebase

  1. Phantom

    Phantom is the tenth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Phantom debuted in the #1 spot on The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phantom

    fan′tom, n. a phantasm.—adj. illusive, spectral.—adj. Phantomat′ic, relating to a phantom. [O. Fr. fantosme—Gr. phantasma.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Phantom

    Phantom may refer to: An apparition, more specifically a Spirit Ghost An illusion, a distortion of the senses

    The Phantom of the Opera.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phantom in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phantom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Phantom in a Sentence

  1. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton:

    Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

  2. Zvi Hauser:

    Whoever reads the fine print in this' historic' decision understands that it is a phantom decision, there is no budget, there is no planning, there is no place, and there is really no binding decision.

  3. Justin Onwenu:

    The Biden campaign is literally like a phantom campaign, i'm not saying that to say that Joe Biden's not going to be able to pull together a coalition, but I do think Joe Biden's operating on goodwill.

  4. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  5. William Wordsworth:

    She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.

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