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Another word for satellite

  1. One who supports and adheres to another

      1. A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
      2. A supporter, as of a cause or individual:
      1. A subgroup sharing a common factor in a statistical survey, as age or income level
      2. An ancient Roman military unit of 300-600 men, constituting one tenth of a legion
      3. A companion or associate.
      1. A pupil or follower of any teacher or school of religion, learning, art, etc.
      2. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
      3. A member of the Disciples of Christ.
      1. A gear or part of a machine that is given motion by another part, esp. the last driven part
      2. A person who follows another's beliefs or teachings; disciple
      3. A servant or attendant
      1. Any of the followers of a criminal gang leader
      2. A loyal and trusted follower or subordinate.
      3. A trusted helper or follower
      1. A subordinate official, deputy, or the like
      2. A subordinate official, especially a servile one.
      3. (Obs.) A mistress or paramour
      1. A person who takes the part of or strongly supports one side, party, or person; often, specif., an unreasoning, emotional adherent
      2. A member of an organized body of fighters who attack or harass an enemy, especially within occupied territory; a guerrilla.
      3. Any of a group of guerrilla fighters; esp., a member of an organized civilian force fighting covertly to drive out occupying enemy troops
      1. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
      2. A person who supports; advocate; adherent; partisan
      3. An athletic supporter.
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Another word for satellite

  1. A small planet that revolves around a larger one

      1. The natural satellite of Earth, visible by reflection of sunlight and having a slightly elliptical orbit, approximately 356,000 kilometers (221,600 miles) distant at perigee and 406,997 kilometers (252,950 miles) at apogee. Its mean diameter is 3,475 kilometers (2,160 miles), its mass approximately one eightieth that of Earth, and its average period of revolution around Earth 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes calculated with respect to the sun.
      2. The moon as it appears at a particular time in its cycle of phases:
      3. Something unreasonable or unattainable:
      1. (Astronomy) An asteroid-like body in an orbit beyond the asteroid belt, such as a centaur or Kuiper belt object
      2. (Astronomy) A larger, planetary, body in orbit around the Sun, such as Vesta or (candidate) dwarf planets such Eris or Sedna
      3. (Astronomy) A dwarf planet
      1. Asteroid
      2. (Astronomy) An astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun smaller than a planet and not classified as a comet. (in the Solar System)
      1. Either of the planets Mercury or Venus, whose orbits lie between Earth and the sun.
      2. A planet that orbits the Sun within the orbit of the Earth, and thus does not show retrograde motion when viewed from Earth
      1. (Zool.) starfish
      2. (Astronomy) Any of numerous small solar system bodies that revolve around the sun, with orbits lying chiefly between Mars and Jupiter and characteristic diameters roughly between one and several hundred kilometers.
      3. Any of the thousands of relatively small, irregularly shaped objects orbiting the sun typically between Mars and Jupiter
  2. A man-made object put into orbit around a celestial body

  3. A smaller country dependent upon a larger one

      1. The government of England under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ruling as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth.
      2. The government, office, or term of a protector.
      3. Government by a protector
      1. Dependence.
      2. A land or territory geographically distinct from the country governing it, and held in trust or as a possession, etc. in a subordinate status
      3. A minor territory under the jurisdiction of a government.
      1. A neutral state lying between two rival or potentially hostile states and serving to prevent conflict between them.
      2. A small country located between two large, antagonistic powers and regarded as lessening the possibility of conflict between them
      1. A region under such administration.
      2. A commission from the League of Nations authorizing a member nation to administer a territory.
      3. (Historical) A commission from the League of Nations to a country to administer some region, colony, etc.