Definition of magnate
: a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area a railroad magnate
Examples of magnate in a Sentence
a studio magnate who had the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call
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Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds’ campaigns and $135,000 to her protege, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds' campaigns and $135,000 to her political mentor, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
The narrative centers on Archer Milton Huntington, a philanthropist and stepson of a wealthy 19th-century railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington.
Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds’ campaigns and $135,000 to her political mentor, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
The National was Deford's grand midlife experiment, handed to him by Mexican-American media magnate Emilio Azcarraga.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, railroad magnate'Wild Bill' Hickok, cowboy Christopher Lee, actor Sam Snead, PGA golfer Henry Kissinger, former Sec. of State (94)
After four years of legal battles over a water pipeline designed to run through Monty Bennett’s East Texas ranch, the Dallas City Council voted Wednesday to settle with the Dallas hotel magnate rather than continue with a condemnation lawsuit.
The famed castle built by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst was donated to the state of California in December 1957 and now belongs to a state park.
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Origin and Etymology of magnate
Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus
First Known Use: 15th century
MAGNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magnate for English Language Learners
: a person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry
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