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, orbiter(noun)

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

  2. satellite, planet(noun)

    a person who follows or serves another

  3. satellite(adj)

    any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

  4. satellite(verb)

    surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power

    "a city and its satellite communities"

  5. satellite(verb)

    broadcast or disseminate via satellite

Wiktionary

  1. satellite(Noun)

    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. satellite(Noun)

    A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one.

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  3. satellite(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From satellite, from satelles.

  4. satellite(Noun)

    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. satellite(Noun)

    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. Satellite(noun)

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

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

  2. Satellite(noun)

    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. Satellite(adj)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say satellite in sign language?

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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. Jill Rosengard Hill:

    That total still equals less than what people are paying for traditional cable or satellite packages, today, millennials who subscribe to more streaming services are used to actively managing their subscriptions and share of wallet that goes to video content.

  2. Marie Harf:

    Any satellite launch that uses ballistic missile technology would be a violation of multiple Security Council resolutions that require North Korea to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program.

  3. Josef Aschbacher:

    Currently, a satellite downloads the data that it acquires whenever it is within view of one of four ground stations on earth, that means there can be periods of 45 to 90 minutes from the visibility of one station to another.

  4. Randall Kosaki:

    Before all we had to go by was satellite images.

  5. Rocket Lab:

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

Images & Illustrations of satellite

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