Aladdin

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Alad·din

noun \ə-ˈla-dən\

Definition of ALADDIN

:  a youth in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments who comes into possession of a magic lamp

First Known Use of ALADDIN

1747

Rhymes with ALADDIN

Aladdin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Hero of a well-known story in The Thousand and One Nights. The son of a poor widow, Aladdin is a lazy, careless boy who meets an African magician claiming to be his uncle. He sends Aladdin into a cave to find a magic lamp, but Aladdin refuses to hand over the lamp until he is safely out of the cave. The angry magician shuts the boy in the cave and departs, but Aladdin discovers that he can summon powerful genies (jinn) by rubbing the lamp. The genies grant his every wish, and Aladdin becomes rich, marries the sultan's beautiful daughter, and reigns for many years.

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