What does Satellite mean?

Definitions for Satellite
ˈsæt lˌaɪtSatel·lite

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Satellite.

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.

  2. satellitenoun

    A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.

  3. satellitenoun

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

  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.

  5. satellitenoun

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

    Do you have satellite at your house?

  6. Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satellitenoun

    A small planet revolving round a larger.

    Etymology: satelles, Lat. satellite, Fr.

    Four moons move about Jupiter, and five about Saturn, called their satellites. John Locke.

    The smallest planets are situated nearest the sun and each other; whereas Jupiter and Saturn, that are vastly greater, and have many satellites about them, are wisely removed to the extreme regions of the system. Richard Bentley.

    Ask of yonder argent fields above,
    Why Jove’s satellites are less than Jove? Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satellitenoun

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

  2. Satellitenoun

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

  3. Satelliteadjective

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

  4. 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. Rocket Lab:

    We’re not about building a rocket; we’re about enabling the small satellite revolution.

  2. The NHC:

    Recent satellite-derived surface winds also indicated that a broad low-pressure system has formed in association with the wave.

  3. Kim Il Sung:

    We are developing satellite technology, we are exploring outer space, not because we are in a very good position, well off economically. We still have a lot of economic problems. Even today we are tightening our belts to survive and to improve. All the same, we are investing a lot into this space program. We will continue, regardless of what people say.

  4. John Christy:

    You may see a certain fingerprint that indicates human influence, but that the actual intensity of the influence is minor (as our satellite data indicate).

  5. The ECMWF:

    At ECMWF, aircraft reports are second only to satellite data in their impact on forecasts, however, recently added satellite wind observations will help to mitigate the drop in the number of aircraft-based observations.

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