Definitions for ali babaˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•li Ba•baˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə(n.)

  1. the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves have hidden their treasure.

    Category: Literature

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ali Baba(noun)

    the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

Wiktionary

  1. Ali Baba(ProperNoun)

    The fictional protagonist of , famous for his encounter with forty thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".

  2. Ali Baba(ProperNoun)

    An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.

  3. Ali Baba(ProperNoun)

    An Iraqi.

Freebase

  1. Ali Baba

    Ali Baba is a character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. This story has been used as a popular story pantomime plot such as in the pantomime/musical Chu Chin Chow. Like many other folk tales frequently adapted for children, the original tale is darker and more violent than the more familiar bowdlerised versions. Popular perception of Ali Baba, and the way he is treated in popular media, sometimes implies that he was the leader of the "forty thieves"; in the story he is actually an honest man whom fortune enables to take advantage of the thieves' robberies.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ali Baba

    . See Baba, Ali.


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