What does SATELLITE mean?

Definitions for SATELLITE
ˈsæt lˌaɪtSATELLITE

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satellite, artificial satellite, orbiternoun

    man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

  2. satellite, planetnoun

    a person who follows or serves another

  3. satelliteadjective

    any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

  4. satelliteverb

    surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power

    "a city and its satellite communities"

  5. satelliteverb

    broadcast or disseminate via satellite

Wiktionary

  1. satellitenoun

    An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman.

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  2. satellitenoun

    A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  3. satellitenoun

    A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body.

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  4. satellitenoun

    A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth.

    Many telecommunication satellites orbit at 36000km above the equator.

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  5. satellitenoun

    Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology.

    Do you have satellite at your house?

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satellitenoun

    an attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an attendant.]

  2. Satellitenoun

    a secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an attendant.]

  3. Satelliteadjective

    situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an attendant.]

Freebase

  1. Satellite

    In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon. The world's first artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. Since then, thousands of satellites have been launched into orbit around the Earth. Some satellites, notably space stations, have been launched in parts and assembled in orbit. Artificial satellites originate from more than 50 countries and have used the satellite launching capabilities of ten nations. A few hundred satellites are currently operational, whereas thousands of unused satellites and satellite fragments orbit the Earth as space debris. A few space probes have been placed into orbit around other bodies and become artificial satellites to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Sun. Satellites are used for a large number of purposes. Common types include military and civilian Earth observation satellites, communications satellites, navigation satellites, weather satellites, and research satellites. Space stations and human spacecraft in orbit are also satellites. Satellite orbits vary greatly, depending on the purpose of the satellite, and are classified in a number of ways. Well-known classes include low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Satellite

    sat′el-līt, n. an obsequious follower: one of the small members of the solar system, attendant on the larger planets, by which their motions are controlled.—ns. Sat′ellite-sphinx, a large hawk-moth; Sat′ellite-vein, a vein accompanying an artery; Satelli′tium, an escort. [Fr.,—L. satelles, satellitis, an attendant.]

Editors Contribution

  1. satellite

    A type of device, technology and equipment created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles, technology, software, connections and network.

    The satellite broadband worked efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SATELLITE' in Nouns Frequency: #1739

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SATELLITE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SATELLITE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of SATELLITE in a Sentence

  1. Dana Goward:

    When GPS/GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) fail, transportation is impacted immediately. It slows down, becomes more dangerous, and every mode can carry less capacity, as short-term backup clocks start to desynchronize with each other ... cell phone towers start to fail, IT networks slow down or fail, financial systems are impacted, management of the electrical grid becomes problematic. That is the really scary part.

  2. Mohamed Yousef:

    People watch satellite channels and look on the internet and that has changed the culture and given new courage to women in the past few years to pick up boxing gloves, the Sudan Boxing Federation asked us put more emphasis on girls to encourage them to continue in the sport.

  3. Julia Fitzgerald:

    We found that once our franchisees have our curriculum on an iPad, they can take those tablets and go anywhere with a wireless signal, instead of having a large brick-and-mortar location, they can use a YMCA or community center to deliver classes at a satellite location. It’s a way for franchisees to expand their footprint without investing in expensive [real estate].

  4. Veryan Khan:

    Islamic State has been revolutionary in using the green screen technique, most likely to limit exposure to drones [and] satellite [locating of] their operations, the producer probably required that only the cameraman and his assistant be present for the outdoor frames. Later, in post production, the editors dropped in the executions.

  5. Paul Stimers:

    They have a quantum satellite no one else has done, a communications network no one else has done, and workforce development program to bring new Chinese quantum engineers online, you start to say, that's worrisome.

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