Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


n. & adj. Archaic
Variant of phantom.


an archaic spelling of phantom


(ˈfæn təm)

1. an apparition or specter.
2. an appearance or illusion without material substance, as a mirage or optical illusion.
3. a person or thing of merely illusory power, status, efficacy, etc.: the phantom of fear.
4. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a phantom; illusory: a phantom ship; an amputee with a phantom limb.
5. nonexistent; fictitious: phantom employees on the payroll.
[1250–1300; Middle English fantosme < Middle French, Old French < Latin phantasma phantasm]
References in periodicals archive ?
For over 25 years, Torrance, California-based MicroNet and Fantom Drives have manufactured a full range of storage solutions that customers can rely on.
Fantom, part of the hip-hop band Barikad Crew, was among the injured and was in stable but serious condition in a hospital, according to one of his friends.
When the Thomson Airways flight from Naples landed at Birmingham International Airport at around 1pm on Monday afternoon cops from West Midlands Police hauled Mr Fantom from the plane.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that 24-year-old Amreen Bibi was so worried she had sought the advice of the police before she revealed her previously secret relationship with 30-year-old Rolf Fantom to her parents.
Mr Fantom died in July last year and Mr Bowman who lived next door in Stockport, Gtr Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Grand Stitch is trained by Declan Carroll for Danny Fantom, who said of his horse: "He has been struggling to get home over further, but he showed what he could do today.
Grandfather David Fantom, 63, had been involved in an ongoing dispute over the fence with Donald Bowman, 56, according to people in Windermere Road in Stockport, Cheshire.
Grandfather David Fantom, 63, had been involved in an ongoing dispute over the 6ft fence with Donald Bowman, 56, according to locals in Stockport, Cheshire.
Will Caleb be able to rescue his father in time and what is his connection to the beautiful and talented high-wire circus performer, Eve, who is loved by his friend, Bible J, and hunted so desperately by the Fantom for his own twisted ends?
5 TB and 2 TB, the Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk NAS includes dual SATA300 disk drives and features an integrated print server and zero-touch automated backup.
Fantom Print (Czech Republic), Libor Marchlik, fantom@volny.
In addition to Shark, the company bought the rights to the Fantom name early in 2002.