Orion

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noun Ori·on \ə-ˈrī-ən, ȯ-\

Definition of Orion

  1. 1 [Latin (genitive Orionis)] :  a constellation on the equator east of Taurus represented on charts by the figure of a hunter with belt and sword

  2. 2 :  a giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology

Origin and Etymology of orion

Latin, from Greek Ōriōn


First Known Use: 14th century


ORION Defined for English Language Learners

Orion

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noun Ori·on \ə-ˈrī-ən, ȯ-\

Definition of Orion for English Language Learners

  • : a group of stars in the sky that looks like a hunter with a line of three bright stars for a belt


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