1 (a) (also phantasm) ghostly image or figure; ghost 幽灵; 鬼魂
*the phantom of his dead father 他亡父的幽灵
* [attrib 作定语] the legend of the phantom ship 鬼船的传说.
(b) [esp attrib 尤作定语] (joc 谑) person whose actions are known about, but whose identity is (supposedly) not known 知其行为而不知其身分的人
*The phantom cake-eater has been here again! 那神出鬼没的偷吃蛋糕的人又来过这儿了!
2 unreal or imagined thing, as seen in a dream or vision; illusion 不真实的或想像的事物; 梦幻之物; 幻觉
*[attrib 作定语] the phantom visions created by a tormented mind 受折磨的心灵产生的幻觉
* phantom pregnancy, ie condition in which a woman wrongly believes she is pregnant and in which some of the symptoms of pregnancy may appear 精神性假妊娠.