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Meaning of MAGNATE

Pronunciation:  'magneyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"

MAGNATE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: baron, big businessman, business leader, king, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
 See Also: businessman, man of affairs, oil tycoon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mag"nate\, [F. magnat, L. (pl.) magnates, magnati, fr.
magnus great. See {Master}.]
1. A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of
   influence or distinction in any sphere.

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