Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of Saudi Arabia (since 2005). He served as de facto regent (1995–2005) to King Fahd.

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  • proper noun A male given name. It is a common Islamic name that is favored because it indicates servitude and humility before God. According to a hadith, "The most beloved of your names to Allah, the Mighty and Magnificent, are ‘Abdullah’ and ‘Abdur-Rahman’ (servant of the Most Merciful)". The name was also a favorite of the prophet Muhammad.

Etymologies

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Arabic عبد الله (ʕabd-állāh, "servant of God"), from عبد (ʕabd, "servant") + الله (’Allāh, "the All-highest,” “God").

Examples

  • ABDULLAH: Well, one of the things that we will discuss with the president this evening is that after this meeting, our foreign minister goes to Cairo to be there at a summit that is going to be convened by President Mubarak and (UNINTELLIGIBLE) Abdullah with a group of our countries that will articulate the vision of Beirut; in other words, the olive branch towards Israel in practical terms.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2002

  • ABDULLAH ABDULLAH Abdullah is a former foreign minister who has risen in the polls to about 25 percent support and could force Karzai into a run-off election.

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  • ABDULLAH ABDULLAH Abdullah is a former foreign minister who has risen in the polls to about 25 percent support and could force Karzai into a run-off election.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • We chose the name Abdullah for our child, the name of the father of the Prophet Mohammed.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • We chose the name Abdullah for our child, the name of the father of the Prophet Mohammed.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • We chose the name Abdullah for our child, the name of the father of the Prophet Mohammed.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • We chose the name Abdullah for our child, the name of the father of the Prophet Mohammed.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Nonetheless, many rebels who fought to oust Kadafi have Islamic militant ties - notably Belhadj, who earned his stripes as a young fighter against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, using the nom de guerre Abdullah al Sadiq.

    News - latimes.com

  • Nonetheless, many rebels who fought to oust Kadafi have Islamic militant ties - notably Belhadj, who earned his stripes as a young fighter against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, using the nom de guerre Abdullah al Sadiq.

    News - latimes.com

  • Nonetheless, many rebels who fought to oust Kadafi have Islamic militant ties - notably Belhadj, who earned his stripes as a young fighter against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, using the nom de guerre Abdullah al Sadiq.

    News - latimes.com

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