Associations to the word «Phantom»

Wiktionary

PHANTOM, noun. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition; something elusive or delusive.
PHANTOM, noun. An image that appears only in the mind; an illusion.
PHANTOM, adjective. Illusive.
PHANTOM, adjective. Fictitious or nonexistent.
PHANTOM, proper noun. Nickname of the F-4B jet fighter flown by Marines in Vietnam
PHANTOM, proper noun. The comic The Phantom, and the character in it by the same name
PHANTOM BONE DISEASE, noun. Gorham's disease
PHANTOM CIRCUIT, noun. The equivalent of an additional electrical circuit or wire, in reality not existing, obtained by certain arrangements of real circuits, as in some multiplex telegraph systems.
PHANTOM CIRCUITS, noun. Plural of phantom circuit
PHANTOM LIMB, noun. (pathology) The false sensation, which is often painful, that an amputated limb is still present and attached.
PHANTOM LIMBS, noun. Plural of phantom limb
PHANTOM PAIN, noun. A sensation of pain coming from a part of the body that has been amputated, or in which the nerves have been destroyed
PHANTOM PAINS, noun. Plural of phantom pain
PHANTOM POWER, noun. Direct current electrical power transmitted through microphone cables to operate microphones that contain active electronic circuitry
PHANTOM PREGNANCY, noun. Pseudocyesis
PHANTOM PUNCH, noun. A punch of the fist that is not real, for whatever reason, to which there is a reaction as though it were, such as the final blow, according to ringside spectators who did not see it, in the 1965 rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston.
PHANTOM TUMOUR, noun. A swelling, especially of the abdomen, due to muscular spasm, accumulation of flatus, etc., simulating an actual tumour in appearance, but disappearing upon the administration of an anaesthetic.
PHANTOM WITHDRAWAL, noun. A cash withdrawal from an automatic teller machine where neither the customer nor the bank admits liability.
PHANTOM WITHDRAWALS, noun. Plural of phantom withdrawal

Dictionary definition

PHANTOM, noun. A ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us".
PHANTOM, noun. Something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight".
PHANTOM, adjective. Something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope