- any of the Mongol conquerors of India who established an empire that lasted from 1526 to 1857, but held only nominal power after 1803.See also Great Mogul.
- any of their descendants.
- (lowercase) an important, powerful, or influential person: a mogul of the movie industry.
- a Mongol or Mongolian.
- Railroads. a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck.
- of or relating to the Moguls or their empire.
Origin of Mogul
Examples from the Web for moghul
Dom Diego was, in truth, weary of the idleness of the Moghul officers.
All through the Moghul trenches the silence was almost oppressive.
No one, he believed, knew that he belonged to the Moghul forces at all.
The best cavalry of the Moghul army was no match for these fiery Dekhan cavaliers.Tara
Philip Meadows Taylor
And even the Moghul empire, which was always at war upon its frontiers, never acquired universal dominion.Studies in Literature and History
Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
- an important or powerful person
- a type of steam locomotive with a wheel arrangement of two leading wheels, six driving wheels, and no trailing wheels
- a mound of hard snow on a ski slope
- a member of the Muslim dynasty of Indian emperors established by Baber in 1526See Great Mogul
- a Muslim Indian, Mongol, or Mongolian
- of or relating to the Moguls or their empire
Word Origin and History for moghul
"powerful person," 1670s, from Great Mogul, Mongol emperor of India after the conquest of 1520s, from Persian and Arabic mughal, mughul, alteration of Mongol (q.v.), the Asiatic people.
"elevation on a ski slope," 1961, probably [Barnhart] from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian mugje, fem. muga, "a heap, a mound"), or [OED] from southern German dialect mugel in the same sense.