Origin of phantom
Examples from the Web for phantom
The sanctuary the phantom callers promise comes with a price.
As this begins to set in, the phantom caller morphs into Lori, who whispers to her husband, “What happened, Rick?”
Doctors, patients, a phantom lawyer (“I spoke with the patient at length, but he is still refusing…”)?Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This spurred Creative Director Adam Isgreen, who also worked on Killer Instinct, to outline of a Phantom Dust reboot—just in case.
In March, they were in New York and joined by Liza Minnelli to catch the opening performance of The Phantom of the Opera.Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim|Diane Dimond|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In half an hour the shore boat came alongside with Rawlins and a sailor with a Phantom jersey on.The Queen's Cup|G. A. Henty
Don Cort, despite his four phantom stars, was telling himself he must not let these middle-aged men make him feel like a boy.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
Soon these phantom lakes began to flood the prairie with a wavering shimmer.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
As each man took his place in the line, the Phantom gave him a quick appraising glance.The Gray Phantom's Return|Herman Landon
The Phantom turned away and walked a few paces toward the fence.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon
British Dictionary definitions for phantom
- an apparition or spectre
- (as modifier)a phantom army marching through the sky
Word Origin for phantom
Word Origin and History for 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.