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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orion  \O*ri"on\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  orig.,  a  celebrated  hunter 
  in  the  oldest  Greek  mythology,  after  whom  this  constellation 
  was  named.]  (Astron.) 
  A  large  and  bright  constellation  on  the  equator,  between  the 
  stars  Aldebaran  and  Sirius.  It  contains  a  remarkable  nebula 
  visible  to  the  naked  eye. 
  The  flaming  glories  of  Orion's  belt.  --E.  Everett. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (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  [syn:  {Orion}] 
  2:  a  constellation  on  the  equator  east  of  Taurus;  contains 
  Betelgeuse  and  Rigel  [syn:  {Orion},  {The  Hunter}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Orion,  IL  (village,  FIPS  56601) 
  Location:  41.35119  N,  90.37408  W 
  Population  (1990):  1821  (718  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61273 
  Orion,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  48359,  48360,  48362 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Heb.  Kesil;  i.e.,  "the  fool",  the  name  of  a  constellation  (Job 
  9:9;  38:31;  Amos  5:8)  consisting  of  about  eighty  stars.  The 
  Vulgate  renders  thus  but  the  LXX.  renders  by  Hesperus,  i.e., 
  "the  evening-star,"  Venus.  The  Orientals  "appear  to  have 
  conceived  of  this  constellation  under  the  figure  of  an  impious 
  giant  bound  upon  the  sky."  This  giant  was  according  to 
  tradition,  Nimrod,  the  type  of  the  folly  that  contends  against 
  God.  In  Isa.  13:10  the  plural  form  of  the  Hebrew  word  is 
  rendered  "constellations." 

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