Orion


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O·ri·on

 (ō-rī′ən, ə-rī′-)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
2. A constellation in the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

[Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Greek.]

Orion

(əˈraɪən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Boeotian giant famed as a great hunter, who figures in several tales

Orion

(əˈraɪən)
n, Latin genitive Orionis (ˌɔːrɪˈəʊnɪs)
(Celestial Objects) a conspicuous constellation near Canis Major containing two first magnitude stars (Betelgeuse and Rigel) and a distant bright emission nebula (the Orion Nebula) associated with a system of giant molecular clouds and star formation

O•ri•on

(əˈraɪ ən)

n. gen. Or•i•o•nis (ˌɔr iˈoʊ nɪs, ˌɒr-, əˈraɪ ə nɪs)
for 2.
1. (in Greek myth) a hunter who was killed by Artemis and placed in the sky as a constellation.
2. the Hunter, a constellation lying on the celestial equator between Canis Major and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

O·ri·on

(ō-rī′ən)
A constellation in the region of the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus. It contains the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Orion - (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by ArtemisOrion - (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
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Orion - a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse - the second brightest star in Orion
diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula - a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
Translations

Orion

[əˈraɪən] n (Myth, Astron) → Orione m
References in classic literature ?
597-608) Set your slaves to winnow Demeter's holy grain, when strong Orion (28) first appears, on a smooth threshing-floor in an airy place.
609-617) But when Orion and Sirius are come into mid-heaven, and rosy-fingered Dawn sees Arcturus (30), then cut off all the grape-clusters, Perses, and bring them home.
THE consulting-rooms of Dr Orion Hood, the eminent criminologist and specialist in certain moral disorders, lay along the sea-front at Scarborough, in a series of very large and well-lighted french windows, which showed the North Sea like one endless outer wall of blue-green marble.
The great Orion Hood's scientific triumphs had deprived him of many things--some said of his health, others of his God; but they had not wholly despoiled him of his sense of the absurd.
What a fine frosty night; how Orion glitters; what northern lights
So when rosy-fingered Dawn made love to Orion, you precious gods were all of you furious till Diana went and killed him in Ortygia.
He never closed his eyes, but kept them fixed on the Pleiads, on late-setting Bootes, and on the Bear--which men also call the wain, and which turns round and round where it is, facing Orion, and alone never dipping into the stream of Oceanus--for Calypso had told him to keep this to his left.
He wrought the earth, the heavens, and the sea; the moon also at her full and the untiring sun, with all the signs that glorify the face of heaven--the Pleiads, the Hyads, huge Orion, and the Bear, which men also call the Wain and which turns round ever in one place, facing.
The larger links of the chain run thus - Chantilly, Orion, Dr.
In a sky of iron the points of the Dipper hung like icicles and Orion flashed his cold fires.
And we enjoyed the walk home afterwards, through dim, enshadowed fields where silvery star-beams lay, while Orion trod his stately march above us, and a red moon climbed up the black horizon's rim.
The little pile of bones in the rude cradle, fashioned with such loving care by the former Lord Greystoke, meant nothing to him-- that one day that little skull was to help prove his right to a proud title was as far beyond his ken as the satellites of the suns of Orion.