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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Phantom  \Phan"tom\,  a. 
  Being  or  of  the  nature  of  a  phantom. 
 
  Phantom  isles  are  floating  in  the  skies.  --B.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Phantom  \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 
  image. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  phantom 
  adj  :  something  apparently  sensed  but  having  no  physical  reality; 
  "seemed  to  hear  faint  phantom  bells";  "the  amputee's 
  illusion  of  a  phantom  limb" 
  n  1:  an  unusual  appearing  ghostly  figure;  "we  were  unprepared  for 
  the  apparition  that  confronted  us"  [syn:  {apparition},  {specter}, 
  {spectre}] 
  2:  something  existing  in  perception  only:  "a  ghostly  apparition 
  at  midnight"  [syn:  {apparition},  {shadow}] 




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