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.

    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. 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.

  2. The United:

    The satellite is absolutely useless in terms of doing anything right now, but it demonstrates a capability right now that's fairly impressive.

  3. Intelsat Chief Executive Stephen Spengler:

    Having the ability to add five years or more on any particular satellite … provides an enormous amount of fleet flexibility. The economic value of this is to enhance the revenue stream over longer periods.

  4. Adam Switzer:

    This is a clearly a very unusual event and the satellite imagery and eyewitness videos are showing a number of unusual characteristics that will take months to work out, no tsunami warning system I know of can handle multiple shocks or landslides as it is just too physically and computationally complicated for current technology.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    Just as the Moonshot that (U.S. President) John F. Kennedy proposed in the 1960s catalysed new technology such as the MRI scanner and satellite dishes, the Earthshots aim to launch their own tidal wave of ambition and innovation.

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