See also: ÛFO, Ufo, and ufo

English Edit

Etymology Edit

Abbreviations.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌjuːɛfˈəʊ/, /ˈjuːfəʊ̯/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌjuˌɛfˈoʊ/, /ˈjufoʊ̯/, /ˈʌfoʊ̯/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Noun Edit

UFO (plural UFOs)

  1. Initialism of unidentified flying object; (loosely) an alien spacecraft. [from 20th c.]
    • 1967, Brad Steiger, Joan Whritenour, “Someone Up There May Not Like Us”, in Flying Saucers Are Hostile[1], Tandem Publishing, published 1975, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 13:
      After the case had been reported in the newspapers, Mrs. Gracindo de Souza, wife of a member of the local stock exchange, told police that she and her daughter had been driving down Alameda Sao Boaventura when they had seen an[sic] UFO hovering over the clearing where the bodies were later discovered.
    • 2004, George Carlin, “THEY CAME FROM OUT OF THE SKY”, in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?[2], New York: Hyperion Books, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 12:
      To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more. At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed—and, by the way, unexplained—sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators.
  2. (colloquial) An "unfinished object" in knitting or other kinds of craft. [from 20th c.]
    • 2007, Kerry Wills, The Close-knit Circle: American Knitters Today, page 107:
      UFOs differ from WIPs in that a WIP is a project one is actively pursuing, while a UFO runs the risk of never getting finished.

Synonyms Edit

unidentified flying object

Derived terms Edit

unidentified flying object

Related terms Edit

unidentified flying object

Descendants Edit

  • Czech: UFO
  • Dutch: ufo
  • Estonian: UFO
  • Finnish: UFO, ufo
  • German: UFO, Ufo
  • Greek: ούφο (oúfo)
  • Italian: UFO, ufo
  • Japanese: UFO (yūfō)
  • Norwegian: ufo
  • Portuguese: UFO, ufo
  • Swedish: ufo, UFO

Translations Edit

See also Edit

unidentified flying object

Anagrams Edit

Czech Edit

Noun Edit

UFO

  1. UFO

Declension Edit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Estonian Edit

Etymology Edit

From English UFO.

Noun Edit

UFO

  1. UFO

References Edit

Finnish Edit

Etymology Edit

English UFO

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈufo/, [ˈufo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ufo
  • Syllabification(key): U‧FO

Noun Edit

UFO

  1. UFO (unidentified flying object)

German Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from English UFO, initialism of unidentified flying object, itself translated into German as unidentifiziertes Flugobjekt or more commonly unbekanntes Flugobjekt.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːfo/
  • It is entirely unusual to pronounce the letters individually and such a pronunciation would be unlikely to be understood.
  • (file)

Noun Edit

UFO n (strong, genitive UFOs or UFO, plural UFOs or UFO)

  1. UFO

Declension Edit

Derived terms Edit

See also Edit

Further reading Edit

  • UFO” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Italian Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈu.fo/
  • Rhymes: -ufo
  • Hyphenation: Ù‧FO

Noun Edit

UFO m (invariable)

  1. UFO
    Synonyms: oggetto volante non identificato m, alieno m

Japanese Edit

Etymology Edit

Orthographic borrowing from English UFO, but pronounced like an acronym rather than a mere initialism.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

UFO(ユーフォー) (yūfō

  1. Synonym of 未確認飛行物体 (mikakunin hikō buttai, unidentified flying object); a UFO

See also Edit

Polish Edit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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UFO

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Orthographic borrowing from English UFO.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈu.fɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ufɔ
  • Syllabification: U‧FO

Noun Edit

UFO n (indeclinable)

  1. (science fiction, ufology) UFO, unidentified flying object
    Synonyms: latający spodek, latający talerz, niezidentyfikowany obiekt latający, ufo

Derived terms Edit

nouns

Related terms Edit

adjective
nouns

Further reading Edit

  • UFO in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • UFO in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Unadapted borrowing from English UFO.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈu.fo/
  • It is uncommon for the letters to be pronounced individually.

Noun Edit

UFO m (plural UFOs)

  1. Synonym of OVNI

Related terms Edit