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ˈfæn tæz əmphan·tasm

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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"


  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

    Etymology: [L. phantasma. See Phantom, and cf. Fantasm.]

  2. Phantasm(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. phantasma. See Phantom, and cf. Fantasm.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phantasm

    fan′tazm, n. a vain, airy appearance: a fancied vision: an apparition or spectre—also Phantas′ma (Shak.):—pl. Phan′tasms, Phantas′mata.—adjs. Phantas′mal; Phantasmā′lian (rare).—n. Phantasmal′ity.—adv. Phantas′mally.—adjs. Phantasmat′ic, -al; Phantas′mic; Phantasmogenet′ic, begetting phantasms.—adv. Phantasmogenet′ically.—adj. Phantasmolog′ical, pertaining to phantasms as subjects of inquiry.—n. Phantasmol′ogy, the science of phantasms. [Gr. phantasmaphantazein, to make visible—phainein, to bring to light—pha-ein, to shine.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phantasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phantasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of phantasm in a Sentence

  1. Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz:

    Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.

  2. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

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