Definition of chimera :
1. A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
ghost (part of speech: noun)
Dracula, werewolf, apparition, bugbear, succubus, illusion, myth, ghost, shadow, hobgoblin, specter, daemon, incubus, Frankenstein, bogey man, nightmare, monster, phantasm, phantom, spirit, ogre, ghoul, terror, bugaboo, horror, vampire
- An enlightened reader laughs at the inconsistent chimera of our author, of a people universally luxurious, and at the same time oppressed with taxes and declining in trade. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- Bellerophon hesitated not a moment, but assured the king that he would either slay this dreaded Chimera or perish in the attempt. - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
- Thus to win the favors of Madame Marneffe was to him not merely the realization of his chimera, but, as has been shown, a point of pride, of vanity, of self- satisfaction. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.