What does phantasm mean?

Definitions for phantasmˈfæn tæz əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word phantasm.

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

  2. Phantasm(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

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