phan·tom /ˈfæntəm/ 名詞
Phan·tom n. 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 anæsthetic.
Phan·tom, a. Being, or of the nature of, a phantom.
Phantom isles are floating in the skies. --B. Taylor.
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: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the
apparition that confronted us" [syn: apparition, phantasm,
phantasma, specter, spectre]
2: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition
at midnight" [syn: apparition, phantasm, phantasma,