HyperDic: phantom

English > 3 senses of the word phantom:
NOUNperson phantom, apparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectrea ghostly appearing figure
cognitionphantom, apparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowsomething existing in perception only
ADJECTIVEallphantomsomething apparently sensed but having no physical reality
phantom > pronunciation
Soundsfae'nahm; fae'ntahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > phantom: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSomething apparently sensed but having no physical reality.
Examples
  • "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"
  • "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"
Broaderunrealnot actually such
Spanishfantasma, ilusorio
English > phantom: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA ghostly appearing figure.
Synonymsapparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectre
NarrowerFlying DutchmanThe captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
Broaderspirit, disembodied spiritAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Spanishaparición, espectro, fantasma
Catalanaparició, fantasma
English > phantom: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething existing in perception only.
Synonymsapparition, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow
NarrowerFlying DutchmanA phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectreA mental representation of some haunting experience
unidentified flying object, UFO, flying saucerAn (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown
Broaderillusion, semblanceAn erroneous mental representation
Spanishaparición, fantasma
Catalanaparició

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