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satellite Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  2. noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.
  3. noun any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
  4. verb broadcast or disseminate via satellite
  5. adjective satellite surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
    • a city and its satellite communities
WordNet

Sat"el*lite noun
Etymology
F., fr. L. Stelles, -itis, an attendant.
Definitions
  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.
Sat"el*lite adjective
Definitions
  1. (Anat.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

Webster 1913