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Meaning of ORION

Pronunciation:  ow'rIun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
  2. [n]  (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

ORION is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: The Hunter
 See Also: Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse, constellation, diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula, mythical being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*ri"on\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, orig., a celebrated hunter
in the oldest Greek mythology, after whom this constellation
was named.] (Astron.)
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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. Kesil; i.e., "the fool", the name of a constellation (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8) consisting of about eighty stars. The Vulgate renders thus, but the LXX. renders by Hesperus, i.e., "the evening-star," Venus. The Orientals "appear to have conceived of this constellation under the figure of an impious giant bound upon the sky." This giant was, according to tradition, Nimrod, the type of the folly that contends against God. In Isa. 13:10 the plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered "constellations."