Phantom is a ghost or something that seems to appear but that doesn't actually exist.
A phantom or ghost
(Informal) A ghost; a specter.
(Chiefly Literary) A ghost; specter
A mental image; esp., an imaginative contemplation
An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
A vivid description or representation in words, especially a metaphor or simile:
The misleading image resulting in such a false impression
(Chiefly Southern US) A ghost or other supernatural being.
An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
The spirit or essence of anything.
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