- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. hireling, dummy, puppet; moon; artificial satellite, space station; slave state. See astronautics, universe, accompaniment, auxiliary.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [A small planet that revolves around a larger one]Syn. moon, planetoid, minor planet, secondary planet, inferior planet, asteroid.2. [A man-made object put into orbit around a celestial body]Syn. space satellite, robot satellite, unmanned satellite, space station, orbital rocket, artificial moon, spacecraft, man-made moon, communications satellite, spy satellite, weather satellite, relay satellite, sputnik, satellite station, spy-in-the-sky.Well known man-made satellites include: Tiros, Discoverer, Sputnik, Syncom, Early Bird, Echo, Telstar, Relay, Nimbus, Secor, Skylab, Soyuz, Mir, Ranger, Comstar, Voyager, Explorer, Intelsat, GOES, Viking, Landsat, NAVSTAR.3. [A smaller country Dependent upon a larger one]Syn. protectorate, Dependency, former colony, buffer state, mandate.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.moon, planetoid, orbiter, space station, weather satellite, spacecraft, *Sputnik, *Skylab.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who supports and adheres to another: adherent, cohort, disciple, follower, henchman, minion, partisan, supporter. See OVER, PRECEDE.
English dictionary for students. 2013.