Mughal

[ moo-guh l ]
/ ˈmu gəl /

noun, adjective

Definition for mughal (2 of 2)

Mogul
[ moh-guh l, -guhl, moh-guhl ]
/ ˈmoʊ gəl, -gʌl, moʊˈgʌl /

noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to the Moguls or their empire.
Also Mo·ghul, Mu·ghal (for defs 1, 2, 6).

Origin of Mogul

1580–90; < Persian mughul Mongol
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British Dictionary definitions for mughal (1 of 4)

Mughal
/ (ˈmuːɡɑːl) /

noun

a variant spelling of Mogul

British Dictionary definitions for mughal (2 of 4)

mogul1
/ (ˈməʊɡʌl, məʊˈɡʌl) /

noun

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

Word Origin for mogul

C18: from Mogul

British Dictionary definitions for mughal (3 of 4)

mogul2
/ (ˈməʊɡəl) /

noun

a mound of hard snow on a ski slope

Word Origin for mogul

C20: perhaps from South German dialect Mugl

British Dictionary definitions for mughal (4 of 4)

Mogul
/ (ˈməʊɡʌl, məʊˈɡʌl) /

noun

a member of the Muslim dynasty of Indian emperors established by Baber in 1526See Great Mogul
a Muslim Indian, Mongol, or Mongolian

adjective

of or relating to the Moguls or their empire

Word Origin for Mogul

C16: from Persian mughul Mongol
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