magnate

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noun mag·nate \ˈmag-ˌnāt, -nət\

Definition of magnate

  1. :  a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area

Examples of magnate in a sentence

  1. <a studio magnate who had the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call>

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

magnate

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noun mag·nate \ˈmag-ˌnāt, -nət\

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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