[al-uh, ah-luh]

noun Islam.

the Supreme Being; God.

Origin of Allah

< Arabic Allāh, akin to ilāh god Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for allah



Islam the Muslim name for God; the one Supreme Being

Word Origin for Allah

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.

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Culture definitions for allah


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

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