See also: ufo and Ufo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviations.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌjuːɛfˈəʊ/, /ˈjuːfəʊ̯/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌjuˌɛfˈoʊ/, /ˈjufoʊ̯/

NounEdit

UFO (plural UFOs)

  1. Initialism of unidentified flying object.; (loosely) an alien spacecraft. [from 20th c.]
  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, p. 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.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

UFO

  1. UFO

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

UFO

  1. UFO

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

UFO

  1. UFO (unidentified flying object)

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. UFO

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

UFO or ufo (plural UFO or ufo)

  1. UFO

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JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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

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PortugueseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From English UFO.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

UFO m (plural UFOs)

  1. UFO; alien spacecraft
    Synonyms: disco voador, OVNI, óvni, objeto voador não identificado

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