Origin of satellite
Examples from the Web for satellite
Thus the report on the Guy Fawkes effigies, which also was picked up by RT, the English-language Russian satellite channel.
As a result, a satellite passing over a higher-mass region would speed up very slightly, and slow down over a lower-mass one.Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years|Matthew R. Francis|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clooney heads the Satellite Sentinel Project, which monitors human rights abuses.After the Wedding: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The program, Satellite Sentinel Project, is designed to document and deter atrocities against civilians.
All ISIS logistics and dispositions in the field are observable by drone and satellite.
There were other dark markings visible, and the satellite presented the appearance of a miniature of Mars.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
In any case it would be interesting to see whether the earth's satellite submitted like herself to its magnetic influence.
The moon is a satellite of the earth—it follows the earth like the little lamb followed Mary.The Woodcraft Girls at Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I knew not but that I might be metamorphosed to a planet or to a satellite; to be turned around in an eternal whirl.Niels Klim's journey under the ground|Baron Ludvig Holberg
There's now even some belief that it's not a true planet, but one that was once a satellite of Neptune.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
British Dictionary definitions for satellite
Word Origin for satellite
Word Origin and History for satellite
1540s, "follower or attendant of a superior person," from Middle French satellite (14c.), from Latin satellitem (nominative satelles) "attendant, companion, courtier, accomplice, assistant," perhaps from Etruscan satnal (Klein), or a compound of roots *satro- "full, enough" + *leit- "to go" (Tucker); cf. English follow, which is constructed of similar roots.
Meaning "planet that revolves about a larger one" first attested 1660s, in reference to the moons of Jupiter, from Latin satellites, which was used in this sense 1610s by German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). Galileo, who had discovered them, called them Sidera Medicæa in honor of the Medici family. Meaning "man-made machinery orbiting the Earth" first recorded 1936 as theory, 1957 as fact. Meaning "country dependent and subservient to another" is recorded from 1800.
Medicine definitions for satellite
Science definitions for satellite
Culture definitions for satellite (1 of 3)
Culture definitions for satellite (2 of 3)
Culture definitions for satellite (3 of 3)
Any object in orbit about some body capable of exerting a gravitational (see gravitation) force. Artificial satellites in orbit around the Earth have many uses, including relaying communication signals, making accurate surveys and inventories of the Earth's surface and weather patterns, and carrying out scientific experiments.