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satellite dish
▪ During this time, anyone with a satellite dish can watch and listen to the candidates as they prepare for their interview.
▪ It is illegal to have a residential television satellite dish.
▪ Overseas football fans with a satellite dish usually can catch the Arizona Cardinals on the tube.
▪ Swallow your pride and get a satellite dish?
▪ The Parish Council are of the opinion the satellite dish requires planning approval and it appears that no application has been made.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
satellite dish

Dish \Dish\ (d[i^]sh), n. [AS. disc, L. discus dish, disc, quoit, fr. Gr. di`skos quoit, fr. dikei^n to throw. Cf. Dais, Desk, Disc, Discus.]

  1. A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.

    She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
    --Judg. v. 25.

  2. The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food, especially prepared food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. ``A dish fit for the gods.''

    Home-home dishes that drive one from home.

  3. The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.

  4. A hollow place, as in a field.

  5. (Mining)

    1. A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.

    2. That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.

  6. anything with a discoid and concave shape, like that of a dish.

  7. an electronic device with a concave reflecting surface which focuses reflected radio waves to or from a point, used as a receiving or transmitting antenna; also called dish antenna. The dish is often shaped as a paraboloid so as to achieve a high sensitivity and enable reception of weak signals when used as a receiving antenna, or to focus transmitted signals into a narrow beam when used as a transmitting antenna.

    Syn: dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer. [PJC]

  8. a very attractive woman or young lady, especaially one sexually attractive; -- sometimes considered offensive and sexist; as, the departmental secretary is quite a dish.

    Syn: smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]

  9. a favorite activity, or an activity at which one excels.

    Syn: cup of tea, bag. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]

  10. the quantity that a dish will hold, or a dish filled with some material.

    Syn: dishful. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]

    satellite dish a dish antenna used to receive signals from or to transmit signals to a satellite which transmits or receives radio signals. In most common usage, it refers to small dish antennas used to receive television programs broadcast from geostationary satellites.

satellite dish

n. A parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.

Satellite dish

A satellite dish is a dish-shaped type of parabolic antenna designed to receive electromagnetic signals from satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.

Usage examples of "satellite dish".

Fodor dropped the receiver as he jumped back to help steady the satellite dish, which one of the soldiers had been heads-up enough to hold, but the receiver itself was knocked on its side and one of the coaxial cables was ripped from the back of the dish.

Jets of water skipped white and straddled the speeding boat as shells ripped away the airfoil above and behind the cockpit that held the parabolic satellite dish antenna and communications antenna and navigation transponder, blasting the remains into the river.

Near Moorestown, New Jersey, a giant sixty-foot satellite dish was aimed at the lunar surface.

He'd been looking up the hill, toward the satellite dish in the gully, when I'd last checked.

What interested me more, though, was the satellite dish that sat next to the pump station.

Resembling a high-tech satellite dish, the science craft continues broadcasting its uncoded signal back to Earth by way of its 1.

The only visible modern convenience was a large satellite dish, rising from a luxuriant garden, and a modern swimming pool in the center courtyard.

The tiny dots of torches moved in the blackness on the distant ground, the cool fire of orange moonlight bathing the huge satellite dish that dominated the ville by its sheer size.

He shot a quick look at the satellite dish and communications antenna.

It took several long minutes to dismantle and fold the satellite dish and stow it with the radio in its pack.

The only visible modern conveniences are a large satellite dish rising from a luxuriant garden and a modern swimming pool in the center courtyard.