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I sing about UFOs and extraterrestrials, and so I designed a UFO fashion. It includes science-fiction bikinis and Bermuda Triangle shorts.
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Meaning of "UFO" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES UFO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

UFO

Unidentified flying object

An unidentified flying object, or UFO, in its most general definition, is any apparent anomaly in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon. Such anomalies may later be identified, but depending on the evidence or lack of evidence, such an identification may not be possible generally leaving the anomaly unexplained. While stories of unexplained apparitions have been told since antiquity, the term "UFO" was officially created in 1953 by the United States Air Force to serve as a catch-all for all such reports. It was stated that a "UFOB" was "any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object." As originally defined, the term was restricted to those fraction of cases which remained unidentified after investigation, with USAF interest being for potential national security reasons and/or "technical aspects." During the late 1940s and through the 1950s, UFOs were often referred to popularly as "flying saucers" or "flying discs".

Definition of UFO in the English dictionary

The definition of UFO in the dictionary is unidentified flying object.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UFO

UDR
uds
UEFA
Uele
uey
Ufa
UFC
Uffizi
UFO sighting
ufological
ufologist
ufology
ug
ugali
Uganda
Ugandan
Ugaritic
UGC
ugh
UGLI

WORDS THAT END LIKE UFO

CFO
FIFO
LIFO
RTFO
SFO

Synonyms and antonyms of UFO in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «UFO» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UFO

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

Translator English - Chinese

不明飞行物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

OVNI
570 millions of speakers

English

UFO
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूएफओ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِسْمٌ طَائِرٌ غَيْرَ مُعَرَّف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неопознанный летающий объект
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

OVNI
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যু-এফ-ত্তউ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

OVNI
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

UFO
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

UFO
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未確認飛行物体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미확인 비행물체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

UFO
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đĩa bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யுஎஃப்ஒ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

UFO
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

UFO
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

UFO
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

UFO
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

НЛО
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

OZN
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ΑΤΙΑ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

UFO
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

UFO
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

UFO
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of UFO

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UFO»

The term «UFO» is very widely used and occupies the 8.840 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UFO» OVER TIME

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

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8 QUOTES WITH «UFO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word UFO.
1
Frank Black
I have had UFO experiences, and yet, at the same time, I can easily be convinced that none of it is true. It's hard to say whether or not you're a believer. I've been interested in that subject matter, like lots of people. Perhaps foolishly, I've allowed some of that stuff to creep into my music.
2
Nina Hagen
I sing about UFOs and extraterrestrials, and so I designed a UFO fashion. It includes science-fiction bikinis and Bermuda Triangle shorts.
3
Betty Hill
So actually we didn't have any contacts with UFO organizations. It was all strictly government.
4
Betty Hill
From 1961 to 1965 Barney and I had not seen another UFO.
5
Annie Jacobsen
I examined a lot of CIA declassified UFO files, which are fascinating, because there was a huge UFO craze going on in America. There still is today, but it certainly started in '47. And by the '50s, it was in full force.
6
Edgar Mitchell
I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.
7
Michael Schenker
Phil has always been a fighter. He was getting in fights all the time. I told him that if he ever hit me then I would leave the band. He wanted to find out if I was telling him the truth. He hit me so I left and that is how UFO split up.
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Dwight Schultz
It's a very typical UFO sighting. Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report, described it as being about the size of the moon. And he saw it with about twenty-five other people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UFO»

Discover the use of UFO in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to UFO and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The UFO book: encyclopedia of the extraterrestrial
Offers an alphabetical listing of accounts of UFO encounters through history, official explanations, folklore, and related subjects
Jerome Clark, 1998
2
Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience : the ...
An analysis of the famous 1961 alien-abduction story draws on previously unpublished information, hypnosis session transcripts and the observations of Betty Hill's niece to provide a full account of everything that actually happened, ...
Kathleen Marden, Stanton T. Friedman, 2007
3
UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record
The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery. From the Hardcover edition.
Leslie Kean, 2010
4
UFO!
SpongeBob, Sandy, and Patrick take a trip to the Outer Waters to find out what is causing Bikini Bottom to go completely dark.
Adam Beechen, 2005
5
UFO Religions
UFO Religions critically examines some of the fascinating issues surrounding UFO worship and gives a clear profile of modern UFO controversies and beliefs.
Christopher Partridge, 2012
6
UFO's in the Quran
The author examines references to alien visitors and UFOs that are found repeatedly in the Quran and the Hadeeth.
Abdul Aziz Khan, 2008
7
The Canadian UFO Report: The Best Cases Revealed
A popular history of the UFO phenomenon in Canada, which has captured the imaginations of young and old alike.
Chris Rutkowski, Geoff Dittman, 2006
8
Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of Ufo Abductions
In Secret Life, Professor David M. Jacobs of Temple University takes us into the private world of those abducted by aliens, letting them describe in their own words what it is like to be abducted.
David M. Jacobs, 1993
9
The UFO Evidence: A Thirty-Year Report
MUFON UFO journal (August 1976): 15;]ylland Posten, February 25, 1975. MUFON UFOjoumal (October 1990): 20, 22. Flying Saucer Review, 22(6); see Rodeghier (1981), 66. Rodeghier (1981), 67. Rodeghier (1981), 68; Schuessler ( 1995), ...
Richard H. Hall, 2001
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A UFO Hunter's Guide: Sightings, Abductions, Hot Spots, ...
Lueder cites the contributions and findings of world-renowned researchers Zecharia Sitchin, William Bramley, Jordan Maxwell, Nancy Red Star, Stanton Friedman, Dr. Carl Sagan, Jacques Vallee, Raymond Fowler, and many others, along with a ...
Bret Lueder, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UFO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term UFO is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wales government answers UFO query with 'Star Trek' Klingon
According to the BBC and other outlets, Welsh politician Darren Millar recently passed along a few questions from a constituent about UFOs to the government ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
UFOs haven't invaded Japan, says defense minister
Japan's defense minister recently announced that UFOs from space have never entered the country's airspace. On Wednesday, April 1, Defense Minister Gen ... «Open Minds UFO News, Apr 15»
3
Air Force UFO files hit the Web
The truth is out there — now on the Web. The fabled Project Blue Book, the Air Force's files on UFO sightings and investigations, have tantalized and frustrated ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»
4
Mysterious objects filmed near International Space Station send …
"I took a screenshot of the UFO and enlarged it. It has a long line down its middle and a dome on its top, but is rectangle (sic) on its lower bottom," Waring wrote ... «New York Daily News, Aug 14»
5
Weird 'UFO' Light on Mars May Just Be a Shiny Rock, NASA Says …
UFO buffs jumped on the images, touting them as possible evidence of advanced ... light shining upward from...the ground," Scott Waring wrote at UFO Sightings ... «Space.com, Apr 14»
6
Jet in 'near miss' with UFO
An airline pilot has reported a near miss in which a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his passenger jet while flying near Heathrow Airport. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 14»
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Man says 1973 UFO 'abduction' incident turned life upside down
But Calvin Parker Jr., the other man present for one of the most high-profile UFO cases in American history, has never come to terms with what he still says was a ... «NBCNews.com, Oct 13»
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Area 51 exists and there were strange goings on admit CIA
However, the documents make no mention of UFOs nor the secret weapons that many ... "U-2 and later Oxcart flights accounted for more than one-half of all UFO ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 13»
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UFO sightings: Files explain why MoD closed down special desk
The Ministry of Defence closed its UFO desk because it served "no defence purpose" and was taking staff away from "more valuable defence-related activities", ... «BBC South East Wales, Jun 13»
10
UFO Memo Tops FBI's Most-Viewed List
UFO researcher Nick Pope claimed that the document “could be the smoking gun that proves UFOs are real.” Bill Birnes, the publisher of UFO Magazine and star ... «Discovery News, Mar 13»

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