American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
- n. A constellation in the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A constellation situated in the southern hemisphere with respect to the ecliptic, but the equinoctial crosses it nearly in the middle. This constellation is represented by the figure of a giant with a sword by his side. It contains seven stars which are very conspicuous to the naked eye; four of these form a quadrangle, and the other three are situated in the middle of it in a straight line, forming what is called the Belt or Girdle of Orion. They are also popularly called Jacob's-slaff, Our Lady's wand, the Yard-wand, etc. Orion also contains a remarkable nebula. See cut in preceding column.
- n. In entomology, a genus of cerambycid beetles, with two South American species, founded by Guérin in 1843.
- n. Greek mythology A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.
- n. astronomy A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
- n. A male given name of modern usage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
- 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
- Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Ancient Greek Ὠρίων (Ōriōn), from Akkadian Uru-anna, 'heaven's light'. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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