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.

Mogul is a variant of the word Mongol, which we often use to refer to the empire once led by the famous (or infamous) Genghis Khan. The Mogul Dynasty conquered India in the 16th century, and remained in power for hundreds of year. As a result, the word mogul became synonymous with "leader" or "ruler."

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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