Orion definition

ō-rīən, ə-rī-
A constellation in the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
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(astron., place, proper) An equatorial constellation between Taurus and Lepus, containing the bright stars Rigel and Betelgeuse.
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(greek mythology) A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
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A constellation in the equatorial region of the celestial sphere, near Taurus and Gemini. Orion (the Hunter) contains the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
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(class. myth., person, proper) A hunter whom Diana loves but accidentally kills.
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Origin of orion

  • Middle English Orioun from Latin Ōrīōn from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition