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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ori·on /əˈraɪən, ɔ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ri·on n.  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) 2.0

      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
      2: a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains
         Betelgeuse and Rigel [syn: The Hunter]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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."