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Meaning of PHANTOM

Pronunciation:  'feyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
  2. [n]  a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
  3. [adj]  something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"

PHANTOM is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: apparition, apparition, shadow, specter, spectre, unreal
 See Also: disembodied spirit, Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman, flying saucer, ghost, illusion, semblance, shade, specter, spectre, spirit, spook, UFO, unidentified flying object, wraith



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Phan"tom\, a.
    Being, or of the nature of, a phantom.
          Phantom isles are floating in the skies. --B. Taylor.
  2. \Phan"tom\, n. [OE. fantome, fantosme, fantesme, OF.
    fant[^o]me, fr. L. phantasma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to show. See
    {Fancy}, and cf. {Pha["e]ton}, {Phantasm}, {Phase}.]
    That which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a
    specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal
          Strange phantoms rising as the mists arise. --Pope.
          She was a phantom of delight.            --Wordsworth.
    {Phantom ship}. See {Flying Dutchman}, under {Flying}.
    {Phantom tumor} (Med.), a swelling, especially of the
       abdomen, due to muscular spasm, accumulation of flatus,
       etc., simulating an actual tumor in appearance, but
       disappearing upon the administration of an an[ae]sthetic.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a phantom in your dream, represents guilt, fear, and/or repressed memories. Your dream is serving as a medium for you to face your fears and thus it is important to pay attention to what message the phantom is trying to convey.
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