Associations to the word «Ali»


ALI, proper noun. A male given name.
ALI, proper noun. The Muslim caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib, considered by Shias to be Muhammad's successor.
ALI, proper noun. A surname found among Muslims.
ALI, proper noun. A diminutive of the female given name Alison/Allison or its variants; compare Allie.
ALI BABA, proper noun. The fictional protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, famous for his encounter with forty thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
ALI BABA, proper noun. (slang) An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.
ALI BABA, proper noun. (slang) (ethnic slur) (US) (military) An Iraqi.

Dictionary definition

ALI, noun. United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
ALI, noun. The fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects.

Wise words

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Stephen King