magnate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mag'nāt, -nit), [key]
- a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.: a railroad magnate.
- a person of eminence or distinction in any field: literary magnates.
- a member of the former upper house in either the Polish or Hungarian parliament.
- magnate (Thesaurus)