noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin satellit-, satelles attendant Date: circa 1548 1. a hired agent or obsequious follower ; minion, sycophant 2. a. a celestial body orbiting another of larger size b. a manufactured object or vehicle intended to orbit the earth, the moon, or another celestial body 3. someone or something attendant, subordinate, or dependent; especially a country politically and economically dominated or controlled by another more powerful country 4. a usually independent urban community situated near but not immediately adjacent to a large city • satellite adjective

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  • satellite — sat‧el‧lite [ˈsætlaɪt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a machine that has been sent into space and goes around the Earth, used for radio, television, and other electronic communication: • a satellite communications company • They provide news… …   Financial and business terms

  • Satellite — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Satellite Álbum de P.O.D. Publicación 11 de septiembre de 2001 Grabación Mayo de 2001 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Satellite — steht für: Satellite Awards, Auszeichnungen für besondere Leistungen in den Bereichen Film, Fernsehen, DVD und Neue Medien Satellite Tour, heute Challenge Tour, eine jährliche Serie von Golfturnieren XM Satellite Radio, US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Satellite — Sat el*lite, n. [F., fr. L. satelles, itis, an attendant.] 1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of power. I. Disraeli. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A secondary planet which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satellite — Sat el*lite, a. (Anat.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satellite — 1540s, follower or attendant of a superior person, from M.Fr. satellite (14c.), from L. satellitem (nom. satelles) attendant, perhaps from Etruscan satnal (Klein), or a compound of roots *satro full, enough + *leit to go (Tucker); Cf. English… …   Etymology dictionary

  • satellite — satellite. См. спутник. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • satellite — *follower, adherent, henchman, partisan, disciple, sectary Analogous words: sycophant, *parasite, favorite, toady, lickspittle, bootlicker, hanger on: devotee, votary, *addict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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