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[al-uh, ah-luh] /ˈæl ə, ˈɑ lə/
noun, Islam.
the Supreme Being; God.
Origin of Allah
< Arabic Allāh, akin to ilāh god Unabridged
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  • In the fire of last night the hand of Allah wrote their doom.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The great prophet of Allah, however, knew a good cat when he saw it.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Let us not abandon the future of our race to the fatalism of Allah; let us create it ourselves!

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • Yes, we beheld the Hesperian light that day, and praised Allah.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • See him genuflecting now, to kiss the curbstone and thank Allah that he is free.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for Allah


(Islam) the Muslim name for God; the one Supreme Being
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic, from al the + Ilāh god; compare Hebrew elōah
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Word Origin and History for Allah

1702, Arabic name for the Supreme Being, from Arabic Allahu, contraction of al-Ilahu, from al "the" + Ilah "God," related to Hebrew Elohim.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Allah in Culture

Allah definition

The name for God, the Supreme Being, in the Arabic language; the common name for God in Islam.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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