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Ali Baba

Definition of the noun ali baba

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proper noun

  1. A fictional character featured in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves of The Arabian Nights, famous for his encounter with the Forty Thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
  2. [slang] An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.
  3. [slang] An ethnic slur used by occupational soldiers for a native of Iraq.


Ali Baba is a character from the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. This story is included in many versions of the One Thousand and One Nights, to which it was added by Antoine Galland in the 18th century. It is one of the most familiar of the "Arabian Nights" tales, and has been widely retold and performed in many media, especially for children, where the more violent aspects of the story are often suppressed.


"Ali Baba" is a film.

  • country: Australia
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Family, Animation
  • rating: G (USA)
  • released in (25 years ago)


  1. "Ali Baba" a.k.a. "Ali-Baba" is an opéra comique in four acts of 1887 with music by Charles Lecocq. The French libretto based on the familiar tale from the Arabian Nights was by Albert Vanloo and William Busnach. After some initial success the work faded from the repertoire.
  2. "Ali Baba" is a composition.
  3. "Ali Baba" is a musical album of Louie Ramírez.
    • released in (48 years ago)


Who is Ali Baba?

Ali Baba a.k.a. Ali B is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent. He has been noted as the first well-known Moroccan-Dutch star in Dutch pop culture, "perhaps the most popular rapper in the Netherlands", and has performed together with Akon and Dutch artist Marco Borsato.


  1. Ali Baba is a large crater in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Ali Baba was first discovered in Voyager 2 images. It is located at 55.1° North Latitude, 22.3° West Longitude and is 39.2 kilometers across. It is located near the craters Aladdin and Samad. Ali Baba has a large dome in its interior, suggesting the crater has undergone viscous relaxation. The top of the dome even reaches higher than the crater rim.
  2. The Ali Baba is a type of amusement ride consisting of a stationary horizontal gondola with a 360 degree swinging pendulum.
  3. Ali Baba is a business practice in Malaysia, where a Malay company obtains a contract from the government-sponsored affirmative action system for the Bumiputera and subcontracts it to an ethnically Chinese-owned company. The “Ali” refers to the Malay; the “Baba” the Chinese, from the Baba-Nyonya people.
  4. Ali Baba is an Australian kebab franchise. The first Ali Baba opened in Westfield Woden in March 1979 by Mick and Karl Marjan.
  5. Ali Baba a.k.a. Alibaba is a 1940 Urdu/Hindi fantasy film directed by Mehboob Khan for Sagar Movietone. The music director was Anil Biswas with lyrics written by Safdar Aah. The film was a bilingual, made in Punjabi language as Alibaba at the same time. It starred Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Ghulam Mohammed and Wahidan Bai.
  6. Ali Baba Bengali Short Animated Musical Drama Directed By Rohit Mohra,Asst.Directed By Suprabhat Mukherjee,Written by-Kshirodprashad Bidyabinod,starring Haradhan Bandyopadhyay, Sekhar Chattopadhyay, Tarun Kumar, Aparna Sen was released on 1973.

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Google previewLet's Go Budget Istanbul (2012)

The Student Travel Guide by Harvard Student Agencies Inc

tr Right outside the Siileymaniye Mosque complex, Ali Baba is a favorite of local professionals for its cheap kuru fasiilye, stewed beans served either by themselves or on top of rice pilav (4.5TL).

Google previewInterdisciplinary Advances in Adaptive and Intelligent Assistant Systems: Concepts, Techniques, Applications, and Use (2010)

Concepts, Techniques, Applications, and Use by Kreuzberger, Gunther

Knowledge Representation Ali Baba is a research prototype built by the Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics research group at the Humboldt University in Berlin (Plake et al., 2006). It performs a PubMed query, analyses the results and ...

Google previewRick Steves Croatia & Slovenia (2016)

by Rick Steves, Cameron Hewitt

Ali Baba is an actual cave featuring a fun, atmospheric, and mellow hangout scene (look for lowprofile entrance along Coppersmiths' Street, just down from the Old Bridge—watch for signs tucked down a rocky alley). exotic world mixing ...

Google previewParty Europe (2006)

by Partyearth

The Scene Ali Baba is a dream come true for latenight food lovers. You can sit down here until 3 in the moming for a meal you may never forget. Although this place may not sound Italian, rest assured that the food it produces is as authentic as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Musical Theatre (2009)

by Stanley Green

Courtice Pounds (Ali Baba), J. V. Bryant (Nur Al- Huda), Frank Cochrane (Kasim Baba), Aileen d'Oime (Alcolom), Sydney Fairbrother ( Mahbubah).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Heroes (2001)

by Graham Seal

Baba,Ali Next to Aladdin, Ali Baba is probably the best- known character of The Arabian Nights.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (2010)

by Terri Ginsberg, Chris Lippard

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves [Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs] (Jacques Becker, France, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

Ali Baba” Written by: Dick Robbins and Duane Poole. Directed by: Walter C. Miller. The evil Ali Baba uses a Russian scientist's strange personality-altering formula to turn DynaGirl into an unrepentant villain! ElectraWoman and Frank must act ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Ali Baba the hero of a story supposed to be from the Arabian Nights (but actually first added to the text in a French translation of the early 18th century), who discovered the magic formula (OPENsesame) which opened a cave where forty ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Malaysia (2009)

by Ooi Keat Gin

ALI BABA BUSINESS. The practice in Malaysia whereby an as- signment, tender, contract, or piece of work that has ...

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