Origin of phantom
Synonyms for phantom
Antonyms for phantom
Examples from the Web for fantom
Historical Examples of fantom
"I do not understand these things," said Fantom, making toward the door.
At the left, an aged man, or fantom shade, leaned for support against the throne.
Losing the power to believe with vital faith in God and in the soul, men cling to the fantom life of cheap and vulgar pleasures.
We willingly call a fantom our fellow, as knowing we shall soon be of their dark companionship.
"Yes, but one may, if it is only by signing one's name to an essay or paragraph in a newspaper," said Fantom.
- an apparition or spectre
- (as modifier)a phantom army marching through the sky
Word Origin for phantom
obsolete form of phantom.
c.1300, fantum "illusion, unreality," from Old French fantosme (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fantauma, from Latin phantasma "an apparition" (see phantasm). The ph- was restored in English late 16c. (see ph). Meaning "specter, spirit, ghost" is attested from late 14c.; that of "something having the form, but not the substance, of a real thing" is from 1707. As an adjective from early 15c.