Definition of Orion

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



2. Noun. A constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Exact synonyms: Hunter
Member holonyms: Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse
Generic synonyms: Constellation
Generic synonyms: Diffuse Nebula, Gaseous Nebula

Definition of Orion

1. n. A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye.

Definition of Orion

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis. ¹

2. Proper noun. (constellation) A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name) of modern usage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Orion

1. A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye. "The flaming glories of Orion's belt." (E. Everett) Origin: L, fr. Gr, orig, a celebrated hunter in the oldest Greek mythology, after whom this constellation was named. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Orion

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"orion; Rural Mail and Telephone, RJ Forgy, Woodhull: The Best Horse for the ... Belle Blackfan and JS Burns, orion; Education on the Farm, Arthur Chase, ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1866)
"On the Stars within the Trapezium of the Nebula of orion. By William Huggins, Esq., FR S. Since a prismatic analysis of the light of the great Nebula in ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"The spectrum of the nebula of orion is a compound one consisting of hydrogen lines, low temperature metallic lines and flutings, and high temperature lines. ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"His period of good work began in 1837, when he published "Cosmo de Medici" and "The Death of Marlowe;" it closed in 1843, with the publication of " orion, ..."

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