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SATELLITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does satellite mean? 

SATELLITE (noun)
  The noun SATELLITE has 3 senses:

1. man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
2. a person who follows or serves another
3. any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

  Familiarity information: SATELLITE used as a noun is uncommon.


SATELLITE (adjective)
  The adjective SATELLITE has 1 sense:

1. surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power

  Familiarity information: SATELLITE used as an adjective is very rare.


SATELLITE (verb)
  The verb SATELLITE has 1 sense:

1. broadcast or disseminate via satellite

  Familiarity information: SATELLITE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATELLITE (noun)


Sense 1satellite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

artificial satellite; orbiter; satellite

Hypernyms ("satellite" is a kind of...):

equipment (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)

Meronyms (parts of "satellite"):

solar array; solar battery; solar panel (electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "satellite"):

astronomy satellite (a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation)

meteorological satellite; weather satellite (a satellite that transmits frequent picture of the earth below)

spy satellite (a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions)

sputnik (a Russian artificial satellite)

space laboratory; space platform; space station (a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research)

ballistic capsule; space vehicle; spacecraft (a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun)

communications satellite (an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit)


Sense 2satellite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who follows or serves another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

planet; satellite

Hypernyms ("satellite" is a kind of...):

follower (a person who accepts the leadership of another)


Sense 3satellite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("satellite" is a kind of...):

celestial body; heavenly body (natural objects visible in the sky)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "satellite"):

Galilean; Galilean satellite (one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo)

moon (any natural satellite of a planet)

Instance hyponyms:

Deimos (the outer of two small satellites of Mars)

Moon (the natural satellite of the Earth)

Phobos (the larger of the two satellites of Mars)

Titan (the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere)


SATELLITE (adjective)


Sense 1satellite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power

Context example:

a city and its satellite communities

Similar:

outer (being on the outside or further from a center)


SATELLITE (verb)


Sense 1satellite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Broadcast or disseminate via satellite

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "satellite" is one way to...):

air; beam; broadcast; send; transmit (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They satellite the information to them


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