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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. Joseph Goebbels:

    Socialism is the doctrine of liberation for the working class. It promotes the rise of the fourth class and its incorporation in the political organism of our Fatherland, and is inextricably bound to breaking the present slavery and regaining German freedom. Socialism, therefore, is not merely a matter of the oppressed class, but a matter for everyone, for freeing the German people from slavery is the goal of contemporary policy. Socialism gains its true form only through a total fighting brotherhood with the forward striving energies of a newly awakened nationalism. Without nationalism it is nothing; a phantom, a mere theory, a castle in the sky, a book. With it it is everything, the future, freedom, the fatherland.

  2. Secretary General Erik Jonnaert:

    It is not just a phantom idea.

  3. Paul Stanley:

    The great thing about doing KISS meets Scooby Doo is because of the length of it, as opposed to just a short, animated piece, we really got a chance to flesh it out, and we had people working who wanted a cohesive script. Whereas, I have to say with 'KISS Meets the Phantom,' to this day, I am not sure what that's about. But this holds together really well, and it is very true to Scooby-Doo and very true to us.

  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 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.

  5. Joey Ciaramitaro:

    The rarest would be like a stark white lobster and we've had like maybe one or two of those, we had one that was split directly down the middle of its shell. Stark, stark white. I nicknamed that one the 'Phantom of the Lobsta'.

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