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Definitions for Orion
əˈraɪ ən; ˌɔr iˈoʊ nɪs, ˌɒr-, əˈraɪ ə nɪsori·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orionnoun

    (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

  2. Orion, Hunternoun

    a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel


  1. Orionnoun

    A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.

  2. Orionnoun

    A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

  3. Orionnoun

    of modern usage.

  4. Etymology: Orioun, from Orion, from Ὠρίων, from Akkadian Uru-anna, 'heaven's light'.


  1. Orion

    Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and most recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are Beta and Alpha, a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. Many of the other brightest stars in the constellation are hot blue supergiant stars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orion

    ō-rī′on, n. (astron.) one of the constellations containing seven very bright stars, three of which, in a straight line, form Orion's belt. [Orion, a hunter placed among the stars at his death.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Orion

    in the Greek mythology a handsome giant and hunter, was struck blind by Dionysos for attempting an outrage on Merope, but recovered his eyesight on exposing his eyeballs to the arrowy rays of Aurora, and became afterwards the companion of Artemis on the hunting-field, but he fell a victim to the jealousy of Apollo, the brother of Artemis, and was transformed by the latter into a constellation in the sky, where he figures as a giant wearing a lion's skin and a girdle or belt and wielding a club.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. orion

    One of the ancient constellations, of which the lucida is the well-known nautical star Betelgeuze.

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  1. Orion

    (Ori′on). A handsome hunter, of great stature, who was blinded by Oenopion for a grievous wrong done to Merope, and was therefore expelled from Chios. The sound of the Cyclops’ hammers led him to the abode of Vulcan, who gave him a guide. He then consulted an oracle, and had his sight restored, as Longfellow says, by fixing “His blank eyes upon the sun.” He was afterward slain by Diana and placed amongst the stars, where his constellation is one of the most splendid.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ORION

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Orion is ranked #85357 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Orion surname appeared 219 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Orion.

    52.9% or 116 total occurrences were White.
    22.3% or 49 total occurrences were Black.
    10% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    8.2% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Orion in a Sentence

  1. Reid Wiseman:

    The United States of America is half men, half women. Well, space should be at least that, so if we can not make these spacecraft equitable, and we can't fly any type of person on them, then we need to look at Orion Crew Survival Systems and reevaluate.

  2. Greg Albrecht:

    It is essentially a bluetooth communications device so it is not much different than any other bluetooth device you might connect to your phone with the exception that the Onyx and other devices on the Orion network connect you to the Orion network.

  3. Cha Jae-heon:

    It doesn't have that much cash because it has invested a lot in China, where Orion's sales and profits far exceed those at home.

  4. Nujoud Merancy:

    The CAPSTONE mission is The CAPSTONE mission not just for Gateway, but also for the Orion spacecraft and the Human Landing System, gateway and Orion will use the data from CAPSTONE to validate our model, which will be important for operations and planning for the future mission.

  5. Glenn Chin:

    The Orion is in the same cell as where Apollo was stacked 50 years ago. So we've come full circle.

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