American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In the Arabian Nights, a boy who acquires a magic lamp and a magic ring with which he can summon two jinn to fulfill any desire.
- n. A classic Arabic tale about a young man named Aladdin who is recruited by a sorcerer to get a magic lamp from a cave.
- n. The young man who is the protagonist and title character of the story.
- n. A classic British pantomime.
- n. in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie
- From Arabic علاء الدين (ʿalāʾ al-dīn, "nobility of the faith"). (Wiktionary)
“[Illustration: ALADDIN SALUTED THE PRINCESS JOYFULLY] "I command thee, then," continued Aladdin, "by the power of the ring, to transport me to the spot where my palace stands, in whatsoever part of the world it be.”
“Consider This: Despite its folktale origins, the name Aladdin now mostly recalls a Disney cartoon, which may be limiting.”
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“The story of Aladdin is simply told by an Arabian princess, and the original setting of Aladdin is China.”
“They're quibbling whether Aladdin's a Muslim and whether Aladdin is Arabic or not ....”
“October 18, 2006 at 1: 52 pm oh, and the girl from Aladdin is called Jasmine.”
“The fantasy of the "outdoor room," by contrast, attempts to avoid the luxurious squandering evoked in Aladdin's jewel garden.”
“So there was (Japanese spoken) -- that's "Aladdin" -- and her group was called (Japanese spoken), which is cuma the bear -- Pooh the bear san.”
“The song "A Whole New World" - a reworded version of the song from "Aladdin" - mocked the special treatment white-collar criminals receive in jail.”
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