Main definitions of mogul in English

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mogul1

noun

  • 1informal An important or powerful person, especially in the film or media industry.

    ‘the Hollywood movie mogul, Sam Goldwyn’
    • ‘The organisers, three of New York's most powerful media moguls, were avoiding the obvious comparison.’
    • ‘Those attending range from software bosses, heads of government, business moguls, and even film stars and other celebrities.’
    • ‘It takes on corrupt media moguls, bloodthirsty generals and self-serving politicians, as well as an uncaring public.’
    • ‘When you read memoirs written by politicians, media stars, business moguls or sporting heroes, you know that you are being told only what the writer wants you to hear.’
    • ‘Still and again, the days of huddling around the TV to receive a daily dose of mediated culture from the analog media moguls are numbered.’
    • ‘Here the night will be boogied away by an A-list celebrity smorgasbord of movie stars, moguls, sports personalities and billionaires.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The choices initially appear strange - a legendary player alongside a media mogul - but both men revolutionised the sport.’
    • ‘A short film shot in Sligo will be screened for movie moguls from all over the world in Los Angeles later this month.’
    • ‘Where else would you find the top moguls in the media?’
    • ‘Hip hop artists have now morphed into businessmen and media moguls.’
    • ‘The 9.9% stake held by the media mogul could be a stumbling block to any offer for the club as the shares were acquired at the top of the market.’
    • ‘For a growing army of people - the players, the impresarios, the media moguls and, yes, the fans - it is much more important than that.’
    • ‘For while the record industry moguls have managed a small victory in the battle against ‘file sharing’, this is a war that cannot be won.’
    • ‘Thus the free flow of information falls victim to the commercial priorities of a media mogul.’
    • ‘Is there an industry mogul out there who can control him?’
    • ‘Millions of dollars are raised from developers, financial institutions, media moguls and a bevy of corporate heavy weights.’
    • ‘Why are you down on all these big, powerful media moguls?’
    • ‘Maybe this is to please their bosses; media moguls and their henchmen.’
    • ‘And it was not just the industrialists, bankers and media moguls who benefited.’
    magnate, tycoon, vip, notable, notability, personage, baron, captain, king, lord, grandee, mandarin, nabob
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  • 2MogulA steam locomotive of 2-6-0 wheel arrangement.

    • ‘This stripped Mogul in the erecting shop is former SP No. 1771, a favorite of mine since childhood.’

Origin

Late 17th century: figurative use of Mogul.

Pronunciation

mogul

/ˈməʊɡ(ə)l/

Main definitions of mogul in English

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mogul2

noun

  • A bump on a ski slope formed by skiers turning.

    as modifier ‘a mogul field’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘The condition of the pistes was exemplary, and once again there was the full range from motorway-like slopes for easy riding to treacherous mogul fields.’
    • ‘She became the first Japanese woman to win a gold medal in the winter Olympics when she took the women's moguls event in freestyle skiing.’
    • ‘Powder hounds won't be disappointed either as there are excellent off-piste skiing and mogul runs, but it's wise to ask for a guide if you take the uncharted option.’
    • ‘You can't help but get excited watching these guys fly through the air on a snowboard, jumping over moguls on a snow machine, or doing flips on a motorcycle.’
    • ‘Sunshine reflected off huge drifts, soft moguls and bumpy pistes.’
    • ‘But because skiers have always dominated the bumps, we've also included what we think is the coolest mogul ski on the hill.’
    • ‘Remember that Olympic mogul skiers have the chance to ski year round and have been doing so for years!’
    • ‘Crashing through gates and bouncing over moguls, competitive skiers pound their knees mercilessly.’
    • ‘Improved balance keeps skiers tackling moguls and soccer players kicking forcefully.’
    • ‘Since then his life couldn't have been any more bumpy or gruelling had he set off down a mogul run on a tea tray.’
    • ‘It starts with a steepish mogul field which, once conquered, boosts the confidence.’
    • ‘Downhill skiing, especially on moguls, is to be avoided.’
    • ‘That, and that there was more to skiing than hammering moguls - that skiing had a technical side, and mileage was key.’
    • ‘This will teach your body to react to variable surfaces such as a mogul field on a ski run.’
    • ‘We shot down, hit a series of moguls, then lifted off.’
    • ‘So you've gone down enough moguls to last you a lifetime, and it's time to sit indoors, warm up in front of the fire and attract the ski bunnies at the chalet.’
    • ‘Squats and lunges will help absorb and support the impact on the lower body used when skiing moguls and humps.’
    • ‘Whenever I made that correction I felt like I was lightly skimming over the mogul field.’

Origin

1960s: probably from southern German dialect Mugel, Mugl.

Pronunciation

mogul

/ˈməʊɡ(ə)l/

Main definitions of mogul in English

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Mogul3

(also Moghul, Mughal)

noun

  • 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 architecture’
    • ‘The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India.’
    • ‘In 1739, when Nadir Shah of Persia invaded India and captured Delhi, he got it from the Moghuls, and took with him to Persia.’
    • ‘The Moors took the Persian garden to Spain (the Alhambra), the Mughals took it to India (the Taj Mahal).’
    • ‘The Mughals of India were mighty rulers, for three centuries, especially in their golden days for six generations, from’
    • ‘There were many contenders for the place vacated by the Mughals, but it was the British who ultimately emerged successful.’
    • ‘We have been ruled by the Mughals, the Sikhs and the Dogras.’
    • ‘Secondly the sultans put into place a system of administration - revenue collection, taxes and minting - that would serve as the base for their successors the Mughals.’
    • ‘The Muslim Mughals were always fearful of their Hindu subjects and could not rely on them to fight against European rivals, notably the British.’
    • ‘Most supported the British and Mughals merely to keep themselves enthroned.’
    • ‘Since the decline of the Gupta dynasty to the age of the Mughals, there was no central political authority through most of India.’
    • ‘The Mughals were Muslims who ruled a country with a large Hindu majority.’
    • ‘Delicacies such as kebabs and curries that were introduced to royal courts by the Moghuls have now been woven into the local cuisine.’
    • ‘The Mughals are descendants of the greatest Muslim rulers of India, the Mughals and occupy third place.’
    • ‘Yes, I am a successor of the great Mughals, but that does not make any difference to me.’
    • ‘The Mughal emperor Akbar in 1587 won Kashmir and then it remained with Mughals till 1752, when Afghans won it.’
    • ‘Then followed the long rule of the Sultanate, the Mughals and then their decline.’
    • ‘So, in India you first had the Rajas, then the Mughals came and finally the British.’
    • ‘The Mughals, who also ruled in Kabul, needed the pass and under Akbar ‘the Great’ a road was built.’
    • ‘The Mughals had vanquished the Hindu rulers who had flourished since the time of the Yadavas.’
    • ‘Perhaps the greatest of the Mughals was Akbar, who reigned from 1556 to 1605 and was able, through tolerance and generosity, to win over his Hindu subjects.’
    1. 1.1historical The Mogul emperor of Delhi.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Gowing asked: ‘Are you a believer in the Great Mogul? ‘and then stood up.’’

Origin

From Persian muġul ‘Mongol’.

Pronunciation

Mogul

/ˈməʊɡ(ə)l/