Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bright double star in the constellation Orion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A blue supergiant star in the constellation Orion; Beta (β) Orionis. The seventh brightest star in the night sky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the brightest star in Orion

Etymologies

Arabic rijl, foot; see rgl in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A corruption of Arabic رجل (rijl) ‘foot, leg’, in the Arabic name الرجل الجبار (ar-rijl al-jabbār) ‘the foot of the great one’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By the end of the book, all plotlines (even the coincidental ones) are very neatly tied up leaving the impression that Night Train to Rigel is a fun ride.

    REVIEW: Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

  • Night Train to Rigel is a fast-moving action-adventure story starting with its attention-grabbing opening scene.

    REVIEW: Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

  • Before I knew she was a girl, I was considering calling her Rigel, a character on the sci-fi show “Farscape”.

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  • Even if there was also a woman involved, she told herself, only half-believing it, even as she only half-believed in this place called Rigel.

    CATALYST OF SORROWS

  • I used to OWN both "Rigel" and "Star Warrior," in legimate copies, no less -- Automated Simulations was one of the few companies that produced stuff I was willing to pay money for.

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  • 'Rigel's is probably the worst in property damage and urgency.

    Masters Of The Vortex

  • This style called "Rigel" that was also specially created for Rezzables event, to me is both futuristic and very down to earth.

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  • That day, the secretary had to travel to Earth from Rigel IV for their meeting, but the ship ferrying her should have arrived an hour ago.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • If would make for a very surreal conversation, “So, are the folks on Rigel 7 mostly Team Edward or Team Jacob?”

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  • The resolution was an attempt by Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) to both honor his state and get the birthers in the House, including Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), to get them on the record as to whether or not they really believe that the president was born somewhere else; Kenya, Indonesia, or Rigel IV.

    That Settles That

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