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
Recent Examples of magnate from the Web
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.
Eddie Fisher was hardly present for his daughter in her early years, and Reynolds’ second husband, the shoe store magnate Harry Karl, was even worse.
President-elect Donald Trump announced yesterday that fast-food magnate Andrew Puzder would be his choice to lead the U.S. Department of Labor.
Because the timeline for fundraising is only eight weeks, Trump has turned to CEOs, casino magnates and financiers who can pull it all off by Jan. 20.
With cash from Alaska’s state oil fund, self-storage magnate B. Wayne Hughes launched American Homes 4 Rent, which owns about 48,000 homes in 22 states.
Instead, Mr. Thiam is encouraging his deal makers to support the firm’s private bankers in Asia, by providing loans to palm-oil magnates in Indonesia or helping billionaire clients in China with initial public offerings.
Pizza magnate Herman Cain will be closer to the spotlight than him.
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Origin and Etymology of magnate
Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus
First Known Use: 15th century
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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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