satellite definition, meaning - what is satellite in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “satellite”

See all translations

satellite

noun [C] uk   /ˈsæt.əl.aɪt/  us   /ˈsæt̬-/

satellite noun [C] (IN SPACE)

B2 a device sent up into space to travel round the Earth, used for collecting information or communicating by radio, television, etc.: The World Cup was transmitted around the world by satellite. a spy/weather satellite satellite television/TV a natural object moving round a larger object in space: The moon is the satellite of the Earth.
More examples

satellite noun [C] (COUNTRY)

(also satellite state) a country controlled by or depending on a more powerful country
Compare
Translations of “satellite”
in Arabic قَمَر صِناعي…
in Korean 위성…
in Malaysian satelit…
in French satellite…
in Turkish (yapay) uydu, uydu, gezegen…
in Italian satellite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在太空, 人造衛星, 衛星…
in Russian спутник…
in Polish satelita…
in Vietnamese vệ tinh, vệ tinh nhân tạo…
in Spanish satélite…
in Portuguese satélite…
in Thai ดาวบริวาร, ดาวเทียม…
in German der Trabant, der Satellit…
in Catalan satèl·lit…
in Japanese 人工衛星, サテライト…
in Indonesian satelit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在太空, 人造卫星, 卫星…
(Definition of satellite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of satellite?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “satellite” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More