flying saucer


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flying saucer

n.
An unidentified flying object of presumed extraterrestrial origin, typically described as a luminous moving disk.

flying saucer

n
(Astronautics) any disc-shaped flying object alleged to come from outer space

fly′ing sau′cer


n.
any of various disk-shaped objects reportedly seen flying and alleged to come from outer space; UFO.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying saucer - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknownflying saucer - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, apparition - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
Translations
صَحْن طائِر
létající talíř
flyvende tallerken
fljúgandi diskur
leteči krožnik

flying saucer

ndisco volante

fly2

(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two little men in a flying saucer had no desire to stay, took a look around the world, wished they hadn't found the world and flew their craft away.
Flying saucer fans say that in January, 1948, our cousins from somewhere beyond Sirius arrived mob-handed.
They examine the Martian panic of 1938, the Roswell flying saucer crash of 1947, the press creation of an imaginary criminal, the mad gasser of Mattoon, and England's great airship hoax.
ALEX Birch, blamed for hoaxing the world with a flying saucer snap 37 years ago, now says his story was true.
A year ago, 39 members dined, then died on poisoned food, believing God would send a flying saucer to whisk them off to a heavenly life.
The building is a hybrid of two architectural styles: the futuristically-themed Googie, with its big domes, large sheet glass windows, and flying saucer and boomerang shapes; and Programmatic, in which the building reflects its name or the contents within.
They painted a cartoon of a flying saucer on his plane.
In May, 1959, flying saucer expert George Adamski came to Newcastle on a speaking engagement.
But store bosses say it is now selling faster than the usual varieties because of its flying saucer shape and sweeter taste.
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A college intern, Rip Cantrell, leads their exploration and when it is determined that they have found a flying saucer, they are soon joined by the U.
Drenched in moody blue light after dark, the two-storey glazed pod at the top of the ramp resembles a flying saucer hovering over the hill.