Origin of mogulfrom Mogul: reason for use uncertain
- An example of a mogul is Bill Gates.
- An example of a mogul is a ridge of packed snow.
- a Mongol; esp.,
- any of the Muslims of Mongol descent who conquered India in the 16th cent.
- any of their descendants
- [m-] a powerful or important person, esp. one with autocratic power
Origin of MogulPersian Mughul from Mongolian Mo?gol, a Mongol
- A small hard mound of snow on a ski slope, cast up over numerous runs by the skis of skiers as they turn.
- One of a set of closely spaced, artificially constructed mounds forming the course for certain competitive skiing events.
- moguls used with a sing. or pl. verb A skiing event held on such a course.
Origin of mogulAlteration (probably influenced by mogul 2) of mid-20th century American skiers' jargon mugel from Bavarian dialectal (Austria) Mugl hillock perhaps akin to Old English mūga mow, haystack ; see mow1.
- A very rich or powerful person; a magnate.
- Mogul Variant of Mughal
Origin of mogulUrdu muġal, muġul Mughal ; see Mughal .
The word mogul originally meant Mongol, or person of Mongolian descent. In this context, it refers to the Mughal Empire (mughal being Persian or Arabic for "Mongol") of Indian Subcontinent that existed between 1526 and 1857: the early Mughal emperors claimed a heritage dating back to Mongol ruler Genghis Khan . The modern meaning of the word is supposedly derived from the storied riches of the Mughal emperors, which for example produced the Taj Mahal.
From dialectal German Mugel.
- Alternative spelling of Moghul.
- The Mogul emperors of India occasionally interfered in these provinces, notably Shah Jahan in 1646; but, finding the difficulty of maintaining so distant a frontier, they abandoned it to the Uzbeg princes.
- He wasted the treasure accumulated by Ala-ud-din in purchasing the retirement of the Mogul hordes, who had already made their appearance in the Punjab.
- When the Mogul Empire absorbed the Bijapur kingdom he defied the emperor.
- As the Mogul Empire broke up, some separate Mahommedan powers rose upon its ruins.
- Babar, the fifth in descent from Timur, was originally prince of Ferghana, but conquered Samarkand and northern India, where he founded the Mogul (Mughal) empire.