Definitions

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

  • noun 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.

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  • proper noun A classic Arabic tale about a young man named Aladdin who is recruited by a sorcerer to get a magic lamp from a cave.
  • proper noun The young man who is the protagonist and title character of the story.
  • proper noun A classic British pantomime.

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  • noun in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

Etymologies

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From Arabic علاء الدين (ʿalāʾ al-dīn, "nobility of the faith").

Examples

  • [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."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 3

  • ALADDIN: The press night of The King's panto found Grant Stott in growling form as the evil Abanazar - yes, the Leven Street theatre is presenting Paul Elliot's latest Aladdin, with newcomer Johnny Mac in the title role.

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  • ALADDIN: The press night of The King's panto found Grant Stott in growling form as the evil Abanazar - yes, the Leven Street theatre is presenting Paul Elliot's latest Aladdin, with newcomer Johnny Mac in the title role.

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  • ALADDIN: The press night of The King's panto found Grant Stott in growling form as the evil Abanazar - yes, the Leven Street theatre is presenting Paul Elliot's latest Aladdin, with newcomer Johnny Mac in the title role.

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  • Consider This: Despite its folktale origins, the name Aladdin now mostly recalls a Disney cartoon, which may be limiting.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • Consider This: Despite its folktale origins, the name Aladdin now mostly recalls a Disney cartoon, which may be limiting.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • I'd just like to point out that Aladdin is already one word, you didn't need to change it. fanboy_d joke simmy25 sure

    Disney’s Rapunzel Retitled Tangled | /Film

  • The story of Aladdin is simply told by an Arabian princess, and the original setting of Aladdin is China.

    OMG that's RACIST! *DIES* (And other Chinese-y things)

  • They're quibbling whether Aladdin's a Muslim and whether Aladdin is Arabic or not ....

    OMG that's RACIST! *DIES* (And other Chinese-y things)

  • October 18, 2006 at 1: 52 pm oh, and the girl from Aladdin is called Jasmine.

    Holy Christ - :: gia’s blog ::

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