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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Enter Phil Cole, a lively sort who at various times in life was a congressional aide to former U.S. Rep. Earl Wilson of Bedford, PR man for Nevada casino magnate Bill Harrah and notorious IndyCar bad boy Salt Walther and a writer of cookbooks.
More than a week later, on May 4, 1997, Cunanan tortured and killed millionaire Chicago real estate magnate Lee Miglin, 72, whose relationship to Cunanan, if any, is still unclear.
The buyer, Christian Vanneque, was not a billionaire financier or oil magnate, but a French sommelier in Indonesia.
Over the years, the list of the track's owners have included high-profile names such as the late shopping mall magnate Edward DeBartolo Sr., and the family of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, according to Balmoral and public records.
Wichita oil magnate Wink Hartman, a Republican megadonor, and former state Rep. Ed O’Malley, a moderate who now runs the Kansas Leadership Center, launched campaigns earlier in the year.
The Spanos family owns the Chargers because their patriarch, construction magnate Alex Spanos, put up about $45 million to buy the team in 1984 from Eugene Klein.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of magnate
Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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