Ali Baba


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A·li Ba·ba

 (ä′lē bä′bə, ăl′ē)
n.
A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words "Open, Sesame!"

Ali Baba

(ˈælɪ ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor woodcutter who discovers that the magic words "open sesame" will open the doors of the cave containing the treasure of the Forty Thieves

A•li Ba•ba

(ˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə)
n.
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.
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Noun1.Ali Baba - the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' EntertainmentAli Baba - the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
References in classic literature ?
He then endeavored to re-enter the marvellous grottos, but they had suddenly receded, and now the path became a labyrinth, and then the entrance vanished, and in vain did he tax his memory for the magic and mysterious word which opened the splendid caverns of Ali Baba to the Arabian fisherman.
The architecture of the Kea Lani, meanwhile, could best be described as Ali Baba goes to the beach - and is the last thing you'd expect to find in Hawaii.
Dressed in an outfit that was more Ali Baba than Arab chic, Paris said: "I will not make the girls do anything like that because I respect their culture and I don't think that's for here.
This year, when promising newcomer Sir Philip Otton, as Ali Baba, encountered the Forty Thieves (for some, a loose interpretation of the bookmakers' part), he must have wondered into which production he had wandered.
Ali Baba, of Arabian Nights fame, was the thief to rob all thieves.
Ankara, (SANA)-Turkish news reports mentioned that the treasure of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was uncovered in Turkey.
Widnes-born 22-year-old Maria Doyle takes the role of the queen whose stories feature a rich array of characters, including Ali Baba and the 40 crafty thieves.
The corruption scandals now being discussed by Egyptians by far exceed the story of Ali Baba.
These stories - Sharazad and King Shahrayar, Sindbad, Ali Baba and his forty thieves, are unique survivals of spoken literature and their final form is, as the editor points out, based on 'a process closer to sedimentation than creation'.
The king and the theatre audience are transfixed as she conjures up funny and ingenious tales of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, a little beggar, envious sisters and a wife who wouldn't eat.
The source of the problem is the Ali Baba fast food outlet.
Strangely, the major destroyed his records of Operation Ali Baba - when the looters were rounded up - two weeks before the court martial.