- a bump or mound of hard snow on a ski slope.
Origin of mogul
- 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 moguls
The two moguls began feuding in 2008 over a $2 million gambling debt Francis owed Wynn Casino.Steve Wynn Battles Joe Francis of ‘Girls Gone Wild’ in Court
September 9, 2012
That, as Jay-Z and other moguls have shown, is the grown-up move.Grandpa in Tights: Spider-Man Hits Middle Age
August 26, 2012
A new blockbuster documentary presents the history of Hollywood through the lives of its great movie stars and moguls.
Frankly, however, what Moguls & Movie Stars needed was the unerring eye of a Thalberg or a Mayer for storytelling.
The wisdom of the moguls was to stick to what they knew worked—“Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl!”
He was haughty, like all the Moguls; he was outwardly clement and affable.
Such was the influence in Europe of the invasion of the Moguls.
Nor was it the second-string outfit of the Moguls that would come.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
Twice he repulsed the Moguls; in the third attack he was severely wounded.Female Warriors, Vol. II (of 2)
Ellen C. Clayton
Ahmed was amazed at the vastness of this city of the Moguls.Barclay of the Guides
- 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 moguls
"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.