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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.

  2. phantomnoun

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

  3. phantomadjective

    illusive

  4. phantomadjective

    fictitious or nonexistent

  5. Phantomnoun

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

  6. Phantomnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Phantomnoun

    Etymology: phantome, French.

    If he cannot help believing, that such things he saw and heard, he may still have room to believe that, what this airy phantom said is not absolutely to be relied on. Francis Atterbury.

    A constant vapour o’er the palace flies;
    Strange phantoms rising as the mists arise;
    Dreadful as hermit’s dreams in haunted shades,
    Or bright, as visions of expiring maids. Alexander Pope.

    Restless and impatient to try every scheme and overture of present happiness, he hunts a phantom he can never overtake. John Rogers, Sermons.

    As Pallas will’d, along the sable skies,
    To calm the queen, the phantom sister flies. Alexander Pope.

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

  2. 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. 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 dangerousPeople 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.

  2. Louis Aragon:

    O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.

  3. Edward 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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