(also Moghul or Mughal)
- 1A member of the Muslim dynasty of Mongol origin founded by the successors of Tamerlane, which ruled much of India from the 16th to the 19th century: [as modifier]: Mogul architectureMore example sentences
- The Mughals were Muslims who ruled a country with a large Hindu majority.
- The Mughals of India were mighty rulers, for three centuries, especially in their golden days for six generations, from
- The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India.
- 1.1 (often the Great Mogul) • historical The Mogul emperor of Delhi.More example sentences
- Gowing asked: ‘Are you a believer in the Great Mogul? ‘and then stood up.’
- The representations of Jahangir, the Great Mogul, by English travellers, merchants, and diplomats who visited and resided in India in the early seventeenth century largely perpetuate this binary.
- A letter of his from the court of the Great Mogul is printed by Purchas, and this and another letter from the East are included in the compilation.
from Persian muġul 'Mongol'.
More definitions of MogulDefinition of Mogul in:
- The British & World English dictionary
- 1 • informal An important or powerful person, especially in the motion picture or media industry.More example sentences
- Perhaps it seemed routine for one of the world's most powerful media moguls to take a leadership post at one of the most influential think tanks in Washington.
- Why are you down on all these big, powerful media moguls?
- The organisers, three of New York's most powerful media moguls, were avoiding the obvious comparison.
- 2 (Mogul) A steam locomotive with three pairs of driving wheels and one pair of smaller wheels in the front.More example sentences
- This stripped Mogul in the erecting shop is former SP No. 1771, a favorite of mine since childhood.
late 17th century: figurative use of Mogul.
- A bump on a ski slope formed by the repeated turns of skiers over the same path: [as modifier]: a mogul fieldMore example sentences
- This will teach your body to react to variable surfaces such as a mogul field on a ski run.
- This cat track then empties out into another run that has lots of moguls (bumps or mounds of hard snow on a ski slope) and they were big ones!
- Crashing through gates and bouncing over moguls, competitive skiers pound their knees mercilessly.
1960s: probably from southern German dialect Mugel, Mugl.