- (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) the son of a poor widow in China. He becomes the possessor of a magic lamp and ring with which he can command a jinn to do his bidding.
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And then one pencil drawing of my face, and one pencil drawing of the Genie from Aladdin.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
Iconic looks include the metallic and asymmetrical bodysuits from the Aladdin Sane tour, the ice-blue suit from the Life on Mars?The Making—and Remaking—of David Bowie
September 23, 2014
So when Disney produced a sequel to Aladdin, Dan Castellaneta voiced the Genie.The Genie Is Free: Robin Williams's Complicated Relationship With Disney
August 12, 2014
Since its premiere this March, Aladdin has received rave reviews.The Best Plays on Broadway
May 19, 2014
Those with abs flaunted them as Aladdin and Jasmine from the Disney film released that year.The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013
October 31, 2013
Historical Examples of aladdin
Aladdin's key could not have caused more surprise than this talisman.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Beecher gazed on the precious volume as Aladdin might have done on the lamp.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
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Melbourne was by this magic boom turned into an Aladdin cave.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
Aladdin put them behind one of the cushions of the sofa, and continued his story.
But had they accosted him with an offer of service, they would have no more known Aladdin.
- (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor youth who obtains a magic lamp and ring, with which he summons genies who grant his wishes
name of a hero in stories from the Arabian Nights, from Arabic Ala' al Din, literally "nobility of faith."