(Phan"ta*sy) n. See Fantasy, and Fancy.
(Phan"tom) n. [OE. fantome, fantosme, fantesme, OF. fantôme, fr. L. phantasma, Gr. fr. to
show. See Fancy, and cf. Phaëton, Phantasm, Phase.] That which has only an apparent existence; an
apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal image.
Strange phantoms rising as the mists arise.Pope.
She was a phantom of delight.Wordsworth. Phantom ship. See Flying Dutchman, under Flying. Phantom tumor (Med.), a swelling, especially
of the abdomen, due to muscular spasm, accumulation of flatus, etc., simulating an actual tumor in appearance,
but disappearing upon the administration of an anæsthetic.
(Phan`tom*at"ic), a. Phantasmal. [R.] Coleridge.
(Pha"raoh) n. [Heb. paroh; of Egyptian origin: cf. L. pharao, Gr. . Cf. Faro.]
1. A title by which the sovereigns of ancient Egypt were designated.
2. See Faro.
Pharaoh's chicken (Zoöl.), the gier-eagle, or Egyptian vulture; so called because often sculpured on
Egyptian monuments. It is nearly white in color. Pharaoh's rat (Zoöl.), the common ichneumon.
(Pha"ra*on) n. See Pharaoh, 2.
(Phar`a*on"ic) a. [Cf. F. pharaonique.] Of or pertaining to the Pharaohs, or kings of ancient
(Phare) n. [See Pharos.]
1. A beacon tower; a lighthouse. [Obs.]
2. Hence, a harbor. Howell.
(Phar`i*sa"ic*al) a. [L. Pharisaicus, Gr. Farisai:ko`s: cf. F. pharisaïque.
1. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees. "The Pharisaic sect among the Jews."
2. Hence: Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of
it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous. "Excess of outward and pharisaical holiness." Bacon.
"Pharisaical ostentation." Macaulay.
Phar`i*sa"ic*al*ly, adv. Phar`i*sa"ic*al*ness, n.
(Phar`i*sa"ism) n. [Cf. F. pharisaisme.]
1. The notions, doctrines, and conduct of the Pharisees, as a sect. Sharp.
2. Rigid observance of external forms of religion, without genuine piety; hypocrisy in religion; a censorious,
self-righteous spirit in matters of morals or manners. "A piece of pharisaism." Hammond.
(Phar`i*se"an) a. [L. Pharisaeus, Gr. Farisai^os.] Following the practice of Pharisees; Pharisaic.
[Obs.] "Pharisean disciples." Milton.
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