HyperDic: orion

English > 2 senses of the word Orion:
NOUNperson Orion(Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis
objectOrion, Huntera constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus
Orion > pronunciation
Soundsaoray'ahn; owray'ahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Orion: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(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.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
SpanishOrión
CatalanOrió, Orion
English > Orion: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel.
SynonymHunter
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
MembersBetelgeuse, Alpha OrionisThe second brightest star in Orion
Broaderdiffuse nebula, gaseous nebulaA cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust
SpanishOrión
CatalanHunter, Orió, Orion

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