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mogul

[moh-guh l] /ˈmoʊ gəl/
noun
1.
a bump or mound of hard snow on a ski slope.
Origin
dialectal German
Austrian dialect
1960-1965
1960-65; < dialectal German; compare Austrian dialect Mugel small hill
Related forms
moguled, adjective

Mogul

[moh-guh l, -guhl, moh-guhl] /ˈmoʊ gəl, -gʌl, moʊˈgʌl/
noun
1.
any of the Mongol conquerors of India who established an empire that lasted from 1526 to 1857, but held only nominal power after 1803.
Compare Great Mogul.
2.
any of their descendants.
3.
(lowercase) an important, powerful, or influential person:
a mogul of the movie industry.
4.
a Mongol or Mongolian.
5.
Railroads. a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to the Moguls or their empire.
Also, Moghul, Mughal (for defs 1, 2, 6).
Origin
1580-90; < Persian mughul Mongol
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Examples for mogul
  • But the obstacles in the way of the heroic media mogul are especially big.
  • The billionaire mogul invites you over to play inside his big, big backyard retreat.
  • If that pattern reminds you of any tech mogul of our own time, that's your business.
  • But when the media mogul stepped through the door, he didn't get the warm reception he expected.
  • The real estate mogul has a track record of underwriting high-flying dreams.
  • If that pattern reminds you of a tech mogul of our own time, that's your business.
  • She took the guise of a web-focused real estate mogul.
  • He operated a conventional drive-in theater, too, making him something of a drive-in mogul.
  • Indeed, every extra penny you pay at the pump is an incentive for some aspiring energy mogul to find another fuel.
  • Trump is a real estate mogul and television personality.
British Dictionary definitions for mogul

mogul1

/ˈməʊɡʌl; məʊˈɡʌl/
noun
1.
an important or powerful person
2.
a type of steam locomotive with a wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six driving wheels, and no trailing wheels
Word Origin
C18: from Mogul

mogul2

/ˈməʊɡəl/
noun
1.
a mound of hard snow on a ski slope
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from South German dialect Mugl

Mogul

/ˈməʊɡʌl; məʊˈɡʌl/
noun
1.
a member of the Muslim dynasty of Indian emperors established by Baber in 1526 See Great Mogul
2.
a Muslim Indian, Mongol, or Mongolian
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Moguls or their empire
Word Origin
C16: from Persian mughul Mongol
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Word Origin and History for mogul
mogul
"powerful person," 1678, from Great Mogul, Mongol emperor of India after the conquest of 1526, from Pers. and Arabic mughal, mughul, alt. of Mongol (q.v.), the Asiatic people.
mogul
"elevation on a ski slope," 1961, probably from Scand. (cf. dial. Norw. mugje, fem. muga, "a heap, a mound"), or from southern Ger. dial. mugel in the same sense.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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