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magnate

a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise: a hotel magnate; a person of distinction: a literary magnate
Not to be confused with:
magnet – a thing or person that attracts: The race track is a magnet for compulsive gamblers.; a thing that has the property of attracting certain substances, such as iron or stainless steel: She puts notes on the refrigerator with a magnet.; a lodestone

mag·nate

 (măg′nāt′, -nĭt)
n.
A powerful or influential person, especially in business or industry: an oil magnate.

[Middle English magnates, magnates, high officials (attested only in pl.), perhaps from Late Latin magnātēs, pl. of magnās, great man , or from Late Latin magnātus, great man, both from Latin magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

magnate

(ˈmæɡneɪt; -nɪt)
n
1. a person of power and rank in any sphere, esp in industry
2. (Historical Terms) history a great nobleman
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) history a great nobleman
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a member of the upper chamber in certain European parliaments, as in Hungary
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) a member of the upper chamber in certain European parliaments, as in Hungary
[C15: back formation from earlier magnates from Late Latin: great men, plural of magnās, from Latin magnus great]
ˈmagnateˌship n

mag•nate

(ˈmæg neɪt, -nɪt)

n.
a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular field.
[1400–50; back formation from magnates (pl.), late Middle English < Late Latin magnātēs leading people]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnate - a very wealthy or powerful businessmanmagnate - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
oil tycoon - a powerful person in the oil business

magnate

noun
1. tycoon, leader, chief, fat cat (slang, chiefly U.S.), baron, notable, mogul, bigwig (informal), grandee, big shot (informal), captain of industry, big wheel (slang), big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), plutocrat, big noise (informal), big hitter (informal), magnifico, heavy hitter (informal), nabob (informal), Mister Big (slang, chiefly U.S.), V.I.P. a multimillionaire shipping magnate
Translations
قَطْب، رَجُل عَظيم
magnát
=-magnatmagnat
mágnás
áhrifamaîur
lielīpašnieksmagnāts
kodamannüfuzlu kimse

magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] Nmagnate mf, potentado/a m/f

magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] nmagnat m

magnate

nMagnat m

magnate

[ˈmægneɪt] nmagnate m

magnate

(ˈmӕgneit) noun
a man of wealth or power. He is a rich shipping magnate.
References in classic literature ?
There was a dinner giving in the Harley Street establishment, while Little Dorrit was stitching at her father's new shirts by his side that night; and there were magnates from the Court and magnates from the City, magnates from the Commons and magnates from the Lords, magnates from the bench and magnates from the bar, Bishop magnates, Treasury magnates, Horse Guard magnates, Admiralty magnates,--all the magnates that keep us going, and sometimes trip us up.
Holdsworthy treated him more like a brother than a mere fellow-clubman, watching over him, advising him, and introducing him to the magnates of the local financial world.
In June, after many balls and fetes given by the Polish magnates, by the courtiers, and by the Emperor himself, it occurred to one of the Polish aides-de-camp in attendance that a dinner and ball should be given for the Emperor by his aides-de-camp.
Few travellers that have visited Canada some thirty years since, in the days of the M'Tavishes, the M'Gillivrays, the M'Kenzies, the Frobishers, and the other magnates of the Northwest, when the company was in all its glory, but must remember the round of feasting and revelry kept up among these hyperborean nabobs.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
The bread was new and crusty, the butter fresh, and the sugar lump, of course - in fulfilment of the standard testimony of the Coketown magnates, that these people lived like princes, sir.
When he felt his case unusually serious, and that he positively must find an opening, he would go on 'Change at a busy time, and walk in and out, in a kind of gloomy country dance figure, among the assembled magnates. "For," says Herbert to me, coming home to dinner on one of those special occasions, "I find the truth to be, Handel, that an opening won't come to one, but one must go to it - so I have been."
1334, which interdicts access to the cloister to "any woman whatever, old or young, mistress or maid." Upon which the bishop had been constrained to recite to him the ordinance of Legate Odo, which excepts certain great dames, aliquoe magnates mulieres, quoe sine scandalo vitari non possunt .
In one other respect, too, he occupied a unique position amongst the financial magnates of the moment.
That was reserved exclusively for resident or corresponding members; no one else could possibly have obtained a place; and the city magnates, municipal councilors, and "select men" were compelled to mingle with the mere townspeople in order to catch stray bits of news from the interior.
Old Acton, who is one of our county magnates, had his house broken into last Monday.
First comes the Plutocracy, which is composed of wealthy bankers, railway magnates, corporation directors, and trust magnates.