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Meaning of "flying saucer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FLYING SAUCER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLYING SAUCER

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Flying saucer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FLYING SAUCER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

flying saucer

Flying saucer

A flying saucer is a type of described flying craft with a disc or saucer-shaped body, commonly used generically to refer to any anomalous flying object. In 1947 the term was coined but was later officially supplanted by the United States Air Force in 1952 with the broader term unidentified flying objects or UFO's. Early reported sightings of unknown "flying saucers" usually described them as silver or metallic, sometimes reported as covered with navigation lights or surrounded with a glowing light, hovering or moving rapidly, either alone or in tight formations with other similar craft, and exhibiting high maneuverability. While disc-shaped flying objects have been interpreted as being sporadically recorded since the Middle Ages, the first highly publicized sighting by Kenneth Arnold on June 24, 1947, resulted in the creation of the exact term by U.S. newspapers. Although Arnold never specifically used the term "flying saucer", he was quoted at the time saying the shape of the objects he saw was like a "saucer", "disc", or "pie-plate", and several years later added he had also said "the objects moved like saucers skipping across the water.

Definition of flying saucer in the English dictionary

The definition of flying saucer in the dictionary is any disc-shaped flying object alleged to come from outer space.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLYING SAUCER

flying fortress
flying fox
flying frog
flying gurnard
flying jib
flying lemur
flying lizard
flying machine
flying mare
flying officer
flying phalanger
flying picket
flying squad
flying squirrel
flying start
flying suit
flying time
flying trapeze
flying visit
flying wing

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLYING SAUCER

adducer
Chaucer
conducer
coproducer
executive producer
inducer
introducer
mass-producer
oil producer
primary producer
producer
record producer
reducer
reproducer
saucer
seducer
Teucer
theatrical producer
traducer
transducer

Synonyms and antonyms of flying saucer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «flying saucer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLYING SAUCER

Find out the translation of flying saucer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flying saucer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flying saucer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

飞碟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

platillo volante
570 millions of speakers

English

flying saucer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उड़न तश्तरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصحن الطائر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

летающая тарелка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disco voador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উড়ন্ত তরল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soucoupe volante
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

piring terbang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fliegende Untertasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

空飛ぶ円盤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비행 접시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Flying saucer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đĩa bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறக்கும் தட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उडती तबकडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uçan daire
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disco volante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spodek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літаюча тарілка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

farfurie zburătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιπτάμενος δίσκος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlieënde piering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flygande tefat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flygende tallerken
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flying saucer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLYING SAUCER»

The term «flying saucer» is regularly used and occupies the 60.796 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLYING SAUCER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flying saucer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLYING SAUCER»

Discover the use of flying saucer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flying saucer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Flying Saucer Pilgrimage
The Story Of An Amazing Private Research Which Took Two Years Time And Over 23,000 Miles Of Travel.
Bryant Reeve, Helen Reeve, 2012
2
How to Build a Flying Saucer: And Other Proposals in ...
Develops theories about how Stonehenge and a Bronze Age, worldwide communication system might have been created, and how modern technology can be used to make a flying saucer, transmute elements, or develop time travel
T. B. Pawlicki, 1981
3
Saucer: The Conquest
As Stephen Coonts proved in his last outing, there is a great deal of high-flying adventure to be found in the Saucer series. And this one not only promises all the excitement of the last one, but it delivers with much, much more.
Stephen Coonts, 2010
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Shoot Them Down!: The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952
Shoot them down! chronicles the history of UFO events that occurred during the summer of 1952. Feschino covers the history, the aircraft and the courageous fighter pilots involved in one of the most startling stories of our time.
Frank Feschino, Jr., 2007
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When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a ...
She pays particular attention to the ways Unarians adapt when their prophecies - and particularly their prediction that the Space Brothers would land in 2001 - don't materialize. This is the first in-depth study of any UFO religion.
Diana G. Tumminia, 2005
6
The Flying Saucer Mystery
When Nancy and her friends ride deep into the Sawniegunk Forest in search of a flying saucer, they find themselves in the middle of more than one mystery.
Carolyn Keene, 2014
7
A flying saucer full of spaghetti
No one who saw the flying saucer could guess what was inside or where it was going.
Fernando Krahn, 1970
8
UFO Religion: Inside Flying Saucer Cults and Culture
For those looking for the answers, UFO Religion is the definitive guide and handbook to one of the most extraordinary and compelling cults of our times.
Gregory L. Reece, 2007
9
How to Catch a Flying Saucer
Discusses the characteristics of UFOs with descriptions of sightings and tells how to become a UFOlogist.
James M. Deem, 1993
10
Watch the skies!: a chronicle of the flying saucer myth
An unbiased history of the UFO phenomenon profiles every major UFO case since 1947 and provides investigation results and probable explanations as obtained by classified documents. Reprint.
Curtis Peebles, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLYING SAUCER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flying saucer is used in the context of the following news items.
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First Listen: Flying Saucer Attack, 'Instrumentals 2015′
There's always some degree of obscurity to the layered music of Bristol, England's Flying Saucer Attack. But for a long time now, the band itself ... «WAMU 88.5, Jul 15»
2
Kneejerk Reaction? New Air Passenger Seating Scheme Hits …
... cabin pressurization, however, because of its circular design it was consequently nicknamed as the "doughnut" or "flying saucer" plane. «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
3
'Minions' throws all but the kitchen sink - Philly.com
I didn't see a single kitchen sink in Minions, but there was a bathtub, an anvil, a tank, and a flying saucer, all crashing down on the movie's trio ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
4
(VIDEO) Scientists create soft, jumping robot - Nature World Report
The robot, which looks something like a flying saucer, jumps by first inflating the legs necessary to point it in its desired direction. Then butane ... «Nature World Report, Jul 15»
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Is This The Best UFO Video of 2015? HD Camera Captures Flying
But a sighting this June in Texas captured a classic, Fifties-style 'flying saucer' on HD camera. The two UFO-spotters had gone to the area in ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
6
Frankenstadium: Best of Wrigley, U.S. Cellular combined - Chicago …
Would a Wrigley-U.S. Cellular hybrid give us the best of all worlds, or become a flying saucer-like monstrosity? As the City Series begins Friday ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Houston's first date hot spots - Houston Chronicle
Try Richmond Arms Pub or Little Woodrow's on Wednesdays, and Flying Saucer Draught Emporium on Tuesdays. Richmond Arms, 5920 ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
First Listen: Flying Saucer Attack, 'Instrumentals 2015'
There's always some degree of obscurity to the layered music of Bristol, England's Flying Saucer Attack. But for a long time now, the band itself ... «NPR, Jul 15»
9
Border Brewing Co. releases American Dark Wheat, North Coast tap …
Two Brothers Wobble glass night, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.. Tags: Torn Label Brewing Co, Double Shift brewing co, two ... «Pitch Weekly, Jul 15»
10
Discovering the secrets along Interstate 15: Baker
His next venture is a UFO hotel shaped liked a flying saucer which will have three themed rooms and eventually a shopping mall. Print Story. «News3LV, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Flying saucer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/flying-saucer>. Jun 2020 ».
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