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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
  1. noun
    a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
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    type of:
    Lord, noble, nobleman
    a titled peer of the realm
  2. noun
    a British peer of the lowest rank
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    type of:
    peer
    a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
  3. noun
    a very wealthy or powerful businessman
    “an oil baron
    synonyms: big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
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    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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