Definitions for magnateˈmæg neɪt, -nɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•nateˈmæg neɪt, -nɪt(n.)

  1. a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular field.

Origin of magnate:

1400–50; back formation from magnates (pl.), late ME < LL magnātēs leading people

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon(noun)

    a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    "an oil baron"

Wiktionary

  1. magnate(Noun)

    Metal object with flux.

  2. magnate(Noun)

    Powerful industrialist; captain of industry.

  3. magnate(Noun)

    A person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnate

    a person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere

  2. Magnate

    one of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland

Freebase

  1. Magnate

    Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus 'great', designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities. In reference to the Middle Ages, the term is often used to distinguish higher territorial landowners and warlords such as counts, earls, dukes, and territorial-princes from the baronage.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MAGNATE

    One who can float capital in a considerable body of water. From Lat. _magnus_, great, and _nator_, to swim; a great swimmer.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

magnate(noun)

a man of wealth or power

He is a rich shipping magnate.

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