Definition of magnate in English:

magnate

Syllabification: mag·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡˌnāt
 
, ˈmaɡnət
 
/

noun

A wealthy and influential person, especially in business: a media magnate
More example sentences
  • Stephen was brought up at the court of his uncle Henry I, becoming one of the wealthiest of the Anglo-Norman magnates.
  • Aware of the power of the press, many political parties have even nominated media magnates as members of parliament.
  • Property magnate John Bloor bought the land for redevelopment and picked up the Triumph name as part of the deal.
Synonyms
tycoon, mogul, captain of industry, baron, lord, king, magnifico; industrialist, proprietor
informal big shot, big cheese, (head) honcho
derogatory fat cat

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin magnas, magnat- 'great man', from Latin magnus 'great'.

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