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Meaning of SATELLITE

Pronunciation:  'sat`lIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
  2. [n]  any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
  3. [n]  a person who follows or serves another
  4. [adj]  surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power; "a city and its satellite communities"
  5. [v]  broadcast or disseminate via satellite

SATELLITE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: artificial satellite, orbiter, outer(a), planet
 See Also: air, astronomy satellite, ballistic capsule, beam, broadcast, celestial body, communications satellite, Deimos, equipment, follower, Galilean, Galilean satellite, heavenly body, meteorological satellite, moon, Phobos, send, solar array, solar battery, solar panel, space laboratory, space platform, space station, space vehicle, spacecraft, sputnik, spy satellite, Titan, transmit, weather satellite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sat"el*lite\, n. [F., fr. L. satelles, -itis, an
    1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful
       person; hence, an obsequious dependent. ``The satellites
       of power.'' --I. Disraeli.
    2. (Astron.) A secondary planet which revolves about another
       planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See
       {Solar system}, under {Solar}.
    {Satellite moth} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome European noctuid moth
       ({Scopelosoma satellitia}).
  2. \Sat"el*lite\, a. (Anat.)
    Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those
    which accompany the arteries.
 Definition: A chromosomal segment that branches off from the rest of the chromosome but is still connected by a thin filament or stalk.