Associations to the word «Orion»


ORION, proper noun. (Greek mythology) A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.
ORION, proper noun. (constellation) A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
ORION, proper noun. A male given name of modern usage.
ORION, proper noun. A ghost hamlet in Alberta, Canada
ORION, proper noun. A ghost town in California
ORION, proper noun. A commune in France
ORION, proper noun. A village in Illinois
ORION, proper noun. A municipality in Bataan, the Philippines
ORION, proper noun. A town in Wisconsin
ORION ARM, proper noun. (astronomy) A minor spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, containing the Solar System.
ORION NEBULA, proper noun. (astronomy) A diffuse nebula visible in the night sky below Orion's Belt; it is approximately 40 light years across. It is one of the brightest nebulae visible to the naked eye and is the closest region of stellar formation to Earth.

Dictionary definition

ORION, noun. (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.
ORION, noun. A constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel.

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