noun, genitive Or·i·o·nis [awr-ee-oh-nis, or-, uh-rahy-uh-nis] /ˌɔr iˈoʊ nɪs, ˌɒr-, əˈraɪ ə nɪs/ for 2.
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Orion represents the first step towards human exploration of other planets, like Mars.
Orion will orbit Earth twice before splashing down off the California coast.To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Along with Lewis, Orion is one of the few minority escorts to be seen.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars|Scott Bixby|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Orion had asked him to write and produce a comedy about a country club.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"My God, My Glock, and my Gallant" Above hardpan deserts, red dawns chased away Orion, the Hunter, day after night.Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Iraqi Highway Patrolman|John Kael Weston|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It is unfeeling of you to want to play with your Noah's ark to-day, Orion," said Apollo.A Little Mother to the Others|L. T. Meade
At the south shone the three golden nails of the Orion belt.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
"We just made it by the skin of our teeth," Orion said, making it a point to shake hands with Sheila.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
Orion: a constellation with sword, belt, and club; 'Orion arm'd.
So Typhon, Caanthus, Orion, are said to have been killed by lightning.
British Dictionary definitions for orion (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for orion (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Orionis (ˌɔːrɪˈəʊnɪs)
Word Origin and History for orion
bright constellation, late 14c., from Greek Oarion, name of a giant in Greek mythology, loved by Aurora, slain by Artemis, of unknown origin, though some speculate on Akkadian Uru-anna "the Light of Heaven." Another Greek name for the constellation was Kandaon, a title of Ares, god of war, and the star pattern is represented in many cultures as a giant (e.g. Old Irish Caomai "the Armed King," Old Norse Orwandil, Old Saxon Ebuðrung).