1. Noun.  (context, now) An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman. (defdate, from 16th c.) .
  2. Noun.  A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one. (defdate, from 17th c.) .
  3. Noun.  A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body. (defdate, from 19th c.) .
  4. Noun.  A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth. (defdate, from 20th c.) .
  5. Noun.  (colloquial, uncountable) Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology. (defdate, from 20th c.) .

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