If you’re the type of person who likes to be in charge, you may have dreams of becoming a mogul — that is, a powerful businessperson.

The word mogul can refer to any powerful person — a studio mogul is a bigwig in the movie business, for example. The Mogul (or Mughal) Dynasty conquered India in the 16th century, and remained in power for hundreds of years. As a result, the word mogul became synonymous with "leader" or "ruler." A mogul is also a bump in a ski slope, but that root word is German.

Primary Meanings of mogul

a very wealthy or powerful businessperson
a bump on a ski slope
Full Definitions of mogul

n a very wealthy or powerful businessperson

baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, power, top executive, tycoon
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)

n a bump on a ski slope

Type of:
bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

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