Main definitions of Muhammad Ali in US English:

: Muhammad Ali1Muhammad Ali2

Muhammad Ali1

proper noun

  • (1769–1849), Ottoman viceroy and pasha of Egypt 1805–49. He modernized Egypt's infrastructure, making it a leading power and established a dynasty that survived until 1952.

Pronunciation

Muhammad Ali

/muˌhɑməd ɑˈli/

Main definitions of Muhammad Ali in US English:

: Muhammad Ali1Muhammad Ali2

Muhammad Ali2

proper noun

  • (1942–2016), US boxer; born Cassius Marcellus Clay. He won the world heavyweight title in 1964, 1974, and 1978, becoming the only boxer to be world heavyweight champion three times. After converting to Islam and changing his name, he was stripped of his title for refusing army service on conscientious objector grounds. This decision was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 1976, and his title was reinstated.

Pronunciation

Muhammad Ali

/muˌhɑməd ɑˈli/