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Definition: satellite dish
(d[i^]sh), n. [AS. disc, L. discus dish, disc,
quoit, fr. Gr. di`skos quoit, fr. dikei^n to throw. Cf.
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.
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. --Hood.
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. --Ogilvie.
(a) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in
which ore is measured.
(b) 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
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
. 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
Syn: dishful. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
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.