US: /ˈsætəˌɫaɪt/
UK: /sˈætəlˌa‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

satellite /'sætəlait/
  • danh từ
    • vệ tinh; vệ tinh nhân tạo
    • người tuỳ tùng, người hầu; tay sai
    • nước chư hầu ((thường) satellite state)
    • (định ngữ) thứ yếu

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 an electronic device that is sent into space and moves around the earth or another planet. It is used for communicating by radio, television, etc. and for providing information: a weather / communications satellite + The interview came live by satellite from Hollywood. + satellite television / TV (= broadcast using a satellite) + a satellite broadcast / channel / picture + The information was sent via a satellite link.
2 a natural object that moves around a larger natural object in space: The moon is a satellite of earth.
3 a town, a country or an organization that is controlled by and dependent on another larger or more powerful one: satellite states

Thesaurus dictionary

1 moon, spacecraft, Old-fashioned sputnik:
The sky is crowded with artificial satellites orbiting the earth.
2 follower, attendant, retainer, disciple, acolyte, aide, aide-de-camp, minion, lieutenant, assistant, helper, hanger-on, dependant, shadow, right-hand man, vassal, parasite, sycophant, Colloq sidekick:
Boswell became the obsequious satellite of Samuel Johnson.

Collocation dictionary


artificial | commercial, communications, meteorological, reconnaissance, research, spy, weather


launch, put into orbit, put up, send up


be in orbit, orbit sth
About 100 Russian satellites are orbiting the earth.
| pass over sth
The satellite passes over Britain every afternoon.
| monitor sth, track sth
a new satellite that monitors changes in the environment
| broadcast sth, relay sth, transmit sth
The satellite will transmit the information back to earth.


photograph, picture | data | link
The pictures are broadcast through a live satellite link with Tokyo.
| communications, system, technology | dish, receiver, television/TV | broadcasters, channel, company, station


from a/the ~
images from satellites
| via ~
The BBC broadcast the game via satellite.

Concise English dictionary

+man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
+a person who follows or serves another
+any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
+broadcast or disseminate via satellite
+surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power