phantom adj

ME < OFr < L. < Gk, see phantasm, n.

  1. Unattainable; elusive; illusory; deceptive.
  2. Delicate; ethereal; fragile; exquisite; translucent.
  3. Unseen; invisible; distant; [fig.] heavenly; celestial; located in the spiritual realm.

phantom [-s] n

see phantom, adj.

  1. Ghost; apparition; imaginary person; figment of the imagination.
  2. Mystery; riddle; puzzle; conundrum; difficult question.