- 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 mughal
The guidebooks tell one story of Delhi: the beautiful Mughal gardens and the city snapped from a rickshaw.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital
May 14, 2014
Some of the kos mnrs on the old Mughal roads were over 30ft.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Kngra did not fall to the Mughal till the reign of the son of Akbar.
Another body of Mughal troops took them simultaneously in flank.
India disappeared, apparently for ever, from the grasp of the Mughal.
Thus peacefully departed the real founder of the Mughal empire.
- a variant spelling of Mogul
- 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 mughal
variant transliteration of mogul (n.1).
"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.