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.
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The fascination was reflected in numerous films including The Flying Saucer in 1950 starring Mikel Conrad and Pat Garrison and sci-fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still the following year.
Some were convinced that it was a flying saucer while others, pointing out that it was partially enveloped in cloud, thought it was a weather-related phenomenon.
But even if a flying saucer could achieve the speed of light, the closest stars to Earth are several light-years away, which means that a flying saucer going at top speed is still going to take several years to reach the earth.
However, when scientists took the temperature readings of the so-called Flying Saucer, they discovered an anomaly.
If our flying saucer hits its speed and altitude targets, it will be a great day.
With his reputation, the least we expected was a flying saucer.
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The town became infamous after reports that a flying saucer had crashed at a nearby military base in July 1947.
The Islamic Republic has just announced it has invented a flying saucer to use for taking photos of the land it is flying over.