Great Mogul
Mogul Mo*gul", n. [From the Mongolian.] 1. A person of the Mongolian race. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: Any of the Mongolian peoples who conquered parts of India and established an empire lasting from 1526 to 1857. Also, any of their descendents. [PJC]

3. (Railroad) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled truck. [1913 Webster]

4. A great personage; magnate; autocrat; as, an industrial mogul. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Great Mogul}, or {Grand Mogul}, the sovereign of the empire founded in Hindustan by the Mongols under Baber in the sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a lord; -- sometimes only {mogul} or {Moghul}. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Great Mogul — 1. the emperor of the former Mogul Empire in India founded in 1526 by Baber. 2. (l.c.) an important or distinguished person. * * * …   Universalium

  • Great Mogul — /greɪt ˈmoʊgəl/ (say grayt mohguhl) noun an emperor of the Mogul empire of India, which flourished from 1526 to 1761 and continued nominally until 1857 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Great Mogul — noun Date: 1588 the sovereign of the empire founded in India by the Moguls in the 16th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Mogul — Mo*gul , n. [From the Mongolian.] 1. A person of the Mongolian race. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: Any of the Mongolian peoples who conquered parts of India and established an empire lasting from 1526 to 1857. Also, any of their descendents.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mogul — Mo*gul , n. [From the Mongolian.] 1. A person of the Mongolian race. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: Any of the Mongolian peoples who conquered parts of India and established an empire lasting from 1526 to 1857. Also, any of their descendents.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mogul — I. noun Etymology: Persian Mughul, from Mongolian mongγol Mongol Date: 1588 1. (also moghul) (or mughal) capitalized an Indian Muslim of or descended from one of several conquering groups of Mongol, Turkish, and Persian origin; especially Great… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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