genie


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ge·nie

 (jē′nē)
n.
1. A supernatural creature who does one's bidding when summoned.
2. A jinni.

[French génie, guardian spirit, tutelary deity, later also jinni (sense influenced by Arabic jinnī, jinni), from Latin genius, guardian spirit; see genius.]

genie

(ˈdʒiːnɪ)
n
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
2. (Islam) another word for jinni
[C18: from French génie, from Arabic jinni demon, influenced by Latin genius attendant spirit; see genius]

Genie

(ˈdʒiːnɪ)
n
(Film) Canadian an award given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in recognition of Canadian cinematic achievements

ge•nie

(ˈdʒi ni)

n.
1. jinn.
2. a spirit, often appearing in human form, that when summoned by a person carries out the wishes of the summoner.
[1645–55; < French génie < Latin genius; see genius]

genie

A spirit that does the bidding of the person who summons or releases it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genie - (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animalsgenie - (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
shaitan, shaytan - (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray
eblis - (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Translations

genie

[ˈdʒiːnɪ] N (genii (pl)) → genio m
the genie is out of the bottlelo hecho, hecho está, es imposible dar marcha atrás

genie

[ˈdʒiːni] ngénie m, djinn m

genie

ndienstbarer Geist; the genie is out of the bottle (fig)der Geist ist aus der Flasche; to let the genie out of the bottle (fig)den Geist aus der Flasche lassen; to put the genie back in the bottle (fig)den Geist wieder in die Flasche bannen

genie

[ˈdʒiːnɪ] ngenio
References in classic literature ?
I saw Uriah watch her while she greeted us; and he reminded me of an ugly and rebellious genie watching a good spirit.
This genie, whose name was Danhasch, recognised Maimoune with terror, for he knew the supremacy which her goodness gave her over him.
Until this good genie should arrive, they could do no more than flounder ahead, and take whatever business was the nearest and the cheapest.
He seemed to me like a genie of the sea; and, as he walked before me, I could not help admiring his stature, which was outlined in black on the luminous horizon.
I was then almost assured that the inheritance had neither profited the Borgias nor the family, but had remained unpossessed like the treasures of the Arabian Nights, which slept in the bosom of the earth under the eyes of the genie.
This din of musketry on the right, grow- ing like a released genie of sound, expressed and emphasized the army's plight.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
Squod, like a genie, catches him up, chair and all, and deposits him on the hearth-stone.
The obsequious lackey--the automatic genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
I see him yet standing there like a pigmy out of the Arabian Nights before the huge front of some malignant genie.
Fledgeby has devoted the interval to taking an observation of Boots's whiskers, Brewer's whiskers, and Lammle's whiskers, and considering which pattern of whisker he would prefer to produce out of himself by friction, if the Genie of the cheek would only answer to his rubbing.
The Marchioness is a Genie, and having had a wager with another Genie about who is the handsomest young man alive, and the worthiest to be the husband of the Princess of China, has brought me away, room and all, to compare us together.