satellite Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
orbiter; artificial satellite.
noun a person who follows or serves another
noun any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
verb broadcast or disseminate via satellite
adjective satellite surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power
- a city and its satellite communities
F., fr. L. Stelles
, an attendant.
- An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. "The satellites of power."
- (Astron.) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar.
- (Anat.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.
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