sputnik


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sputnik: Yuri Gagarin

Sput·nik

 (spo͝ot′nĭk, spŭt′-, spo͞ot′nyĭk)
n.
Any of a series of Soviet satellites sent into Earth orbit, especially the first, launched October 4, 1957.

[Russian sputnik (zemli), fellow traveler (of Earth) : so-, s-, together; see ksun in Indo-European roots + put', path, way; see pent- in Indo-European roots + -nik, n. suff.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Sputnik

(ˈspʊtnɪk; ˈspʌt-)
n
(Astronautics) any of a series of unmanned Soviet satellites, Sputnik 1 (launched in 1957) being the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth
[C20: from Russian, literally: fellow traveller, from s- with + put path + -nik suffix indicating agent]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sput•nik

(ˈspʊt nɪk, ˈspʌt-)

n.
(sometimes cap.) any of a series of Soviet earth-orbiting satellites.
[1957; < Russian: satellite, traveling companion]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sputnik - a Russian artificial satellitesputnik - a Russian artificial satellite; "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
spoutnik

sputnik

[ˈspʊtnɪk] Nsatélite m artificial
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Sputnik

nSputnik m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sputnik

[ˈspʊtnɪk] nsputnik m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The city has been a battleground between the Afghan government's forces and the Taliban for hours, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.
Earlier this week, the Sputnik News Agency conducted an interview with an Iraqi official tasked with reopening the crucial border crossing with neighboring Syria.
The Syrian Army troops engaged in heavy clashes with Tahrir al-Sham terrorists who had attacked their military positions in al-Rashedeen axis in Western Aleppo, the Arabic-language version of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying.
A suspected member of the Sputnik Gang was nabbed for illegal possession of firearms in Pasay City Monday night.
28 (Petra) - The Russian Soyuz rocket, carrying the first six UK satellites for the OneWeb project, successfully blazed off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, Sputnik news announced Thursday.
Facebook said it disrupted two campaigns run by fake accounts with links to Russia and its Sputnik news service as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform.
Net Element announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding, or MOU with Bank Sputnik to launch a technology platform expected to provide a suite of payment acceptance services for financial institutions and value-added providers.
Matt Telfer (University of Plymouth, UK) and colleagues discovered a wide swath of parallel ripples on the western edge of Sputnik Planitia, the vast plain of molecular nitrogen-rich ice at Pluto's equator.
News Report Chandpur Sputnik Science Club organised a seminar on 'Role of science in forming digital Bangladesh' and accorded reception to its founder President Moksedur Rahman Selim recently at Roshui Ghar Centre at Chandpur.
USSR took the first step to conquer space by launching Sputnik 1, which was an artificial satellite.