unidentified flying object

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un·i·den·ti·fied flying object

1. A flying or apparently flying object of an unknown nature, especially one suspected to have been sent by extraterrestrial beings.
2. A flying saucer.


(ˈyuˈɛfˈoʊ; sometimes ˈyu foʊ)

n., pl. UFOs, UFO's.
unidentified flying object: any unexplained moving object observed in the sky, esp. one assumed to be of extraterrestrial origin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unidentified flying object - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknownunidentified flying object - 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"
neidentifikovatelný létající předmětnezjištěný létající předmětUFO
Uidentificeret Flyvende Objekt
UFOunbekanntes Flugobjektunidentifiziertes Flugobjekt
ne-identifita flug-objektoNIFO
tunnistamaton lentävä esineUFO
objet volant non-identifiéOVNI
FFHfljúgandi furðuhluturfljúgandi furîuhlutur
Oidentifierat flygande föremålOidentifierat flygande objektUFO
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unidentified flying object

noggetto volante non identificato


(anaiˈdentifaid) adjective
not identified. an unidentified victim.
unidentified flying object (often abbreviated to UFO (juːefˈou) (ˈjuːfou) )
an object from outer space, eg a flying saucer.
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Its been almost three years since one pilot from the Chilean Navy caught footage of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the country's airspace, but the government body still could not put their finger around the situation.
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