baron

A baron is a nobleman — a member of the aristocracy. Barons are also important, powerful businessmen with huge influence over their industries. In Britain, a baron is called “Lord,” but in the States, we call them “rich.”

Barons are members of the aristocracy — wealthy people born into power and influence. How high a baron ranks depends on the country, but the title always carries respect. Similarly, a business leader who is rich, powerful, and influential is a baron. The term is used in phrases such as oil baron and baron of industry. You can also call that kind of baron a big businessman, magnate, mogul, top executive, or tycoon.

Definitions of baron
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n a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank

Type of:
Lord, noble, nobleman
a titled peer of the realm

n a British peer of the lowest rank

Type of:
peer
a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

n a very wealthy or powerful businessman

“an oil baron
Synonyms:
big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
Types:
oil tycoon
a powerful person in the oil business
Type of:
businessman, man of affairs
a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)

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