genie

noun ge·nie \ ˈjē-nē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of genie

plural genies also genii play \ˈjē-nē(-ˌī)\
1 : jinni 1
2 : a magic spirit believed to take human form and serve the person who calls it

Examples of genie in a Sentence

  1. He rubbed the magic lamp to summon the genie.

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Origin and Etymology of genie

French génie, from Arabic jinnī


GENIE Defined for English Language Learners

genie

noun

Definition of genie for English Language Learners

  • in stories : a magic spirit that looks like a person, often lives in a lamp or bottle, and serves the person who calls it


GENIE Defined for Kids

genie

noun ge·nie \ ˈjē-nē \

Definition of genie for Students

: a magic spirit believed to take human form and serve the person who calls it


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