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sat·el·lite

(săt′l-īt′)
n.
1. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body, as a device for reflecting or relaying radio signals or for capturing images.
2. Astronomy A celestial body, such as a moon, planet, comet, or other solar system body, that orbits a larger body.
3. A small unit in a system or organization that is managed or controlled by a larger, often centrally located unit.
4. A nation dominated politically and economically by another nation.
5. An urban or suburban community located near a big city.
6.
a. One who attends a powerful dignitary; a subordinate.
b. A subservient follower; a sycophant.
7. Genetics A short segment of a chromosome separated from the rest by a constriction, typically associated with the formation of a nucleolus.
8. Microbiology A colony of microorganisms whose growth in culture medium is enhanced by certain substances produced by another colony in its proximity.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being a satellite.
2. Of or relating to the transmission of electromagnetic signals by communications satellite: satellite broadcasting; satellite phone.

[French, hanger-on, hireling, from Old French, from Latin satelles, satellit-, originally "armed guard, bodyguard" (probably bearing axes like the fasces of lictors), from Etruscan zaθ-laθ, zaθilaθ, one who carries or strikes with an axe (exact reading in Etruscan inscription uncertain); akin to Etruscan zati zatlχne, for striking with an axe.]

satellite

(ˈsætəˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Astronomy) a celestial body orbiting around a planet or star: the earth is a satellite of the sun.
2. (Astronomy) Also called: artificial satellite a man-made device orbiting around the earth, moon, or another planet transmitting to earth scientific information or used for communication. See also communications satellite
3. a person, esp one who is obsequious, who follows or serves another
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country or political unit under the domination of a foreign power
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a subordinate area or community that is dependent upon a larger adjacent town or city
6. (modifier) subordinate to or dependent upon another: a satellite nation.
7. (Telecommunications) (modifier) of, used in, or relating to the transmission of television signals from a satellite to the house: a satellite dish aerial.
vb
(Telecommunications) (tr) to transmit by communications satellite
[C16: from Latin satelles an attendant, probably of Etruscan origin]

sat•el•lite

(ˈsæt lˌaɪt)

n.
1. a natural body that revolves around a planet; moon.
2. a device designed to be launched into orbit around the earth, another planet, the sun, etc.
3. a country under the domination or influence of another.
4. something that depends on, accompanies, or is subordinate to something else.
5. a place or facility physically separated from but associated with or dependent on another place or facility.
6. an attendant or follower of another person, often subservient or obsequious in manner.
adj.
7. of or constituting a satellite.
8. subordinate to another authority, outside power, or the like.
[1540–50; < Latin satellit-, s. of satelles attendant]
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satellite
Communications satellites receive, amplify, and transmit radio signals between dish antennas that may be hundreds of miles apart.

sat·el·lite

(săt′l-īt′)
1. A celestial body that orbits a planet; a moon. See Note at moon.
2. An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. Satellites are used for research, communications, weather information, and navigation.

satellite


Past participle: satellited
Gerund: satelliting

Imperative
satellite
satellite
Present
I satellite
you satellite
he/she/it satellites
we satellite
you satellite
they satellite
Preterite
I satellited
you satellited
he/she/it satellited
we satellited
you satellited
they satellited
Present Continuous
I am satelliting
you are satelliting
he/she/it is satelliting
we are satelliting
you are satelliting
they are satelliting
Present Perfect
I have satellited
you have satellited
he/she/it has satellited
we have satellited
you have satellited
they have satellited
Past Continuous
I was satelliting
you were satelliting
he/she/it was satelliting
we were satelliting
you were satelliting
they were satelliting
Past Perfect
I had satellited
you had satellited
he/she/it had satellited
we had satellited
you had satellited
they had satellited
Future
I will satellite
you will satellite
he/she/it will satellite
we will satellite
you will satellite
they will satellite
Future Perfect
I will have satellited
you will have satellited
he/she/it will have satellited
we will have satellited
you will have satellited
they will have satellited
Future Continuous
I will be satelliting
you will be satelliting
he/she/it will be satelliting
we will be satelliting
you will be satelliting
they will be satelliting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been satelliting
you have been satelliting
he/she/it has been satelliting
we have been satelliting
you have been satelliting
they have been satelliting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been satelliting
you will have been satelliting
he/she/it will have been satelliting
we will have been satelliting
you will have been satelliting
they will have been satelliting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been satelliting
you had been satelliting
he/she/it had been satelliting
we had been satelliting
you had been satelliting
they had been satelliting
Conditional
I would satellite
you would satellite
he/she/it would satellite
we would satellite
you would satellite
they would satellite
Past Conditional
I would have satellited
you would have satellited
he/she/it would have satellited
we would have satellited
you would have satellited
they would have satellited

satellite

A spacecraft launched into orbit around the Earth or entering an orbit around some other body in the solar system. Satellites are used for gathering information, intelligence, and for communication. They transmit radio, telephone, and television signals. Constant radio links became possible in 1963.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moonsatellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
astronomy satellite - a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation
communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
solar array, solar battery, solar panel - electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
space laboratory, space platform, space station - a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
sputnik - a Russian artificial satellite; "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"
spy satellite - a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions
meteorological satellite, weather satellite - a satellite that transmits frequent picture of the earth below
2.satellite - a person who follows or serves another
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
3.satellite - any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
Galilean satellite, Galilean - one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
moon - any natural satellite of a planet; "Jupiter has sixteen moons"
Verb1.satellite - broadcast or disseminate via satellite
broadcast, air, transmit, beam, send - broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
Adj.1.satellite - surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power; "a city and its satellite communities"
outer - being on the outside or further from a center; "spent hours adorning the outer man"; "the outer suburbs"

satellite

noun
1. spacecraft, communications satellite, sputnik, space capsule The rocket launched two satellites.
2. moon, secondary planet the satellites of Jupiter
3. colony, dependency, dominion, protectorate Russia and its former satellites

satellite

noun
One who supports and adheres to another:
Translations
قَمَر إصْطِناعيقَمَر تابِع يدور حَوْل كَوْكَبٍ سَيّارقَمَرٌ صِنَاعِيّ
satelitdružice
satellit
satelliitti
satelit
mellékbolygóműhold
fylgi-/leppríkifylgihnötturgervitungl
人工衛星
위성
palydovinė antena
pavadonissatelīts
družicasatelit
satelit
satellit
ดาวเทียม
vệ tinh

satellite

[ˈsætəlaɪt]
A. N
1. (artificial) → satélite m
by or via satellitevía satélite
2. (natural) → satélite m
the satellites of Jupiterlos satélites de Júpiter
3. (Pol) (= country, organisation) → satélite m
Russia and its former satellitesRusia y sus antiguos estados satélite
B. CPD satellite broadcast Nretransmisión f vía satélite
satellite broadcasting Nretransmisión f vía satélite
satellite channel Ncanal m de retransmisión por vía satélite
satellite country Npaís m satélite
satellite dish Nantena f parabólica para TV por satélite
satellite link Nconexión f vía satélite
satellite technology Ntecnología f de retransmisiones vía satélite
satellite television Ntelevisión f vía satélite
satellite town Nciudad f satélite
satellite transmission Nretransmisión f vía satélite
satellite TV NTV f vía satélite

satellite

[ˈsætəlaɪt]
n
(sent into space)satellite m
by satellite → par satellite
[planet] → satellite m
[country, organization] → satellite m
modif
[broadcaster, company, channel] → de télévision par satellite; [phone, picture, image, photograph] → satellite inv; [link] → satellite inv, satellitaire
[town, state, territory] → satellitesatellite dish nantenne f paraboliquesatellite navigation system nsystème m de navigation par satellitesatellite television ntélévision f par satellite

satellite

nSatellit m; (natural also, fig) → Trabant m

satellite

:
satellite broadcasting
nSatellitenfunk m
satellite country
satellite dish
satellite radio
nSatellitenradio nt
satellite receiver
nSatellitenempfänger m
satellite state
satellite telephone
nSatellitentelefon nt
satellite television
satellite town

satellite

[ˈsætəˌlaɪt]
1. n (all senses) → satellite m
2. adjsatellite inv

satellite

(ˈsӕtəlait) noun
1. a smaller body that revolves around a planet. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth.
2. a man-made object fired into space to travel round usually the Earth. a weather satellite.
ˈsatellite dish noun
a large circular antenna for receiving TV signals from a satellite.

satellite

قَمَرٌ صِنَاعِيّ satelit satellit Satellit δορυφόρος satélite satelliitti satellite satelit satellite 人工衛星 위성 satelliet satelitt satelita satélite спутник satellit ดาวเทียม uydu vệ tinh 卫星

sat·el·lite

n. satélite, estructura asociada con otra o situada cerca de ella.
References in classic literature ?
A Frenchman, an enthusiastic Parisian, as witty as he was bold, asked to be enclosed in the projectile, in order that he might reach the moon, and reconnoiter this terrestrial satellite.
Belfast and Maston-- that it had deviated from its course from some unknown cause, and had not reached its destination; but that it had passed near enough to be retained by the lunar attraction; that its rectilinear movement had been changed to a circular one, and that following an elliptical orbit round the star of night it had become its satellite.
Second, errors of theory on the fate in store for the said projectile; for in making it a satellite of the moon, it was putting it in direct contradiction of all mechanical laws.
Permit me," he continued, "to recount to you briefly how certain ardent spirits, starting on imaginary journeys, have penetrated the secrets of our satellite.
So spoke the German geometrician; but his project was never put into practice, and up to the present day there is no bond in existence between the Earth and her satellite.
Mr Inspector had not moved, and had given no order; but, the satellite slipped his back against the wicket, and laid his left arm along the top of it, and with his right hand turned the bull's-eye he had taken from his chief--in quite a casual manner--towards the stranger.
Again he turned towards the wicket, where the satellite, with his eye upon his chief, remained a dumb statue.
The further moon revolves about Mars in something over thirty and one-quarter hours, and with her sister satellite makes a nocturnal Martian scene one of splendid and weird grandeur.
I remember the same objection being made to a set of sable functionaries, whom my friend, Mat Lewis, introduced as the guards and mischief-doing satellites of the wicked Baron, in his Castle Spectre.
He enjoyed, in common with Moestlin, Kepler's professor, the rare faculty of distinguishing the satellites of Jupiter with the naked eye, and of counting fourteen of the stars in the group of Pleiades, the remotest of them being only of the ninth magnitude.
But instead of adopting this course of retaliation, Mrs Jarley, on second thoughts, brought out the suspicious bottle, and ordering glasses to be set forth upon her favourite drum, and sinking into a chair behind it, called her satellites about her, and to them several times recounted, word for word, the affronts she had received.
But the first day's operations were by no means of a successful character, inasmuch as the general public, though they manifested a lively interest in Mrs Jarley personally, and such of her waxen satellites as were to be seen for nothing, were not affected by any impulses moving them to the payment of sixpence a head.