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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