Mogul definition

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A powerful or important person, esp. one with autocratic power.
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(skiing) A bump or ridge of closely packed snow, built up on a curve where skiers turn.
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A very rich or powerful person; a magnate.
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A small hard mound or bump on a ski slope.
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A rich or powerful person; a magnate.
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Alternative spelling of Moghul.
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The definition of a mogul is a powerful or rich individual or a bump on a ski slope.

An example of a mogul is Bill Gates.

An example of a mogul is a ridge of packed snow.

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A Mongol.
  • Any of the Muslims of Mongol descent who conquered India in the 16th cent.
  • Any of their descendants.
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Great Mogul
  • the title of the ruler of the Mongol empire in India
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mogul
Plural:
moguls

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mogul

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse mūgi heap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Urdu muġal, muġul Mughal Mughal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • From dialectal German Mugel.

    From Wiktionary