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 (ō′bə-rŏn′, -rən)
1. The king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore.
2. A satellite of Uranus.

[French, from Old French Auberon, of Germanic origin; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]
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(European Myth & Legend) (in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania


(Celestial Objects) the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
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(ˈoʊ bəˌrɒn)

the king of the fairies in medieval romance.
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In company with her male colleague, the great American actor, Isidore Bruno, she was producing a particularly poetical and fantastic interpretation of Midsummer Night's Dream: in which the artistic prominence was given to Oberon and Titania, or in other words to Bruno and herself.
Nearly six-foot-six, and of more than theatrical thews and muscles, Isidore Bruno, in the gorgeous leopard skin and golden-brown garments of Oberon, looked like a barbaric god.
The dresser went round the room, pulling out looking-glasses and pushing them in again, his dingy dark coat and trousers looking all the more dismal since he was still holding the festive fairy spear of King Oberon. Every time he pulled out the frame of a new glass, a new black figure of Father Brown appeared; the absurd glass chamber was full of Father Browns, upside down in the air like angels, turning somersaults like acrobats, turning their backs to everybody like very rude persons.
"The Fairy-King is Oberon, and he lives across the lake--and sometimes he comes in a little boat--and we go and meet him and then we sing this song, you know."
``Nay, but I must see the riders,'' answered Wamba; ``perhaps they are come from Fairy-land with a message from King Oberon.''
"There came a sunbeam into the room," once he said to a friend, "and with it a whole troop of creatures floating in the ray, and I was off with them to Oberon and Fairyland."
Lord Oberon gives him every chance of landing the ITVtelevised feature Betway Old Boston Handicap, provided enough rain falls to soften the ground sufficiently for a horse who was ruled out of the Lincoln by the quick conditions.
PHOTO | THOMAS RAJULA class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddleIn the nearby enchanted woods, the fairies and butterflies watch over their Queen Titania (Kayla Hotz) and King Oberon (Lawrence Ogina).
HAYDOCK: 1.30 Guroor, 2.05 Escobar, 2.40 Drogon, 3.15 Blue De Vega, 3.50 Lord Oberon, 4.25 Surya, 5.00 Sky Eagle.
tours: "Dancing as frequently as we do here gives me the opportunity to build my stamina and to continue work on my roles." At 24, Dowell was already a premier danseur and had originated the roles of Oberon in Frederick Ashton's The Dream and Benvolio in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet.
Audie Gemora and Liesl Batucan, meanwhile, stick to Filipino as the fairy rulers Oberon and Titania.