Definition of Rigel

1. Noun. The brightest star in Orion.

Exact synonyms: Beta Orionis
Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star



Definition of Rigel

1. n. A fixed star of the first magnitude in the left foot of the constellation Orion.

Definition of Rigel

1. Proper noun. (star) A blue supergiant star in the constellation Orion; Beta (?) Orionis. The seventh brightest star in the night sky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Rigel

1. A fixed star of the first magnitude in the left foot of the constellation Orion. Alternative forms: Regel. Origin: Ar. Rijl, properly, foot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigel

rig
rig out
rig pig
rig pigs
rig up
riga fir
rigadoon
rigadoons
rigamarole
rigamaroles
rigation
rigatoni
rigatonis
rigaudon
rigaudons
rigel (current term)
rigg
riggalds
rigged
rigger
rigger brush
riggers
rigging
riggings
riggish
riggle
riggs
right
right(a)

Literary usage of Rigel

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1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1839)
"The transposition of Procyon and rigel in the observation of the 14th of April, ... rigel 1| Procyon | Orion 11 Aldebaran. 6. rigel j | Procyon 11 Orion j ..."

2. The Last Cruise of the Miranda: A Record of Arctic Adventure by Henry Collins Walsh (1895)
"... THE FINDING OF THE rigel. BY RUSSELL W. PORTER. AT THE time the boat journey up the coast in search of assistance was decided upon matters relating to ..."

3. Astronomical Register (1879)
"In Gore's interesting little work, " Southern Stellar Objects," the comes of rigel is termed magnitude 8, but 7 is probably nearer the mark. ..."

4. A Field Book of the Stars by William Tyler Olcott (1907)
"ERIDANUS (e-rid'-a-nus)—OR THE RIVER PO. (Face Southwest.) LOCATION.—Three degrees north and two degrees west of rigel, in Orion, lies (/? ..."

5. A Field Book of the Stars by William Tyler Olcott (1907)
"Three degrees north and two degrees west of rigel, in Orion, lies (ft) Eridani, the source of the River. Thence it flows west till it reaches (n) Ceti, ..."

6. A Field Book of the Stars by William Tyler Olcott (1907)
"Three degrees north and two degrees west of rigel, in Orion, lies (y3) Eridani, the source of the River. Thence it flows west till it reaches (n) Ceti, ..."

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