from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small hard mound or bump on a ski slope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a hump or bump on a skiing piste
- n. a rich or powerful person; a magnate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person of the Mongolian race.
- n. Any of the Mongolian peoples who conquered parts of India and established an empire lasting from 1526 to 1857. Also, any of their descendents.
- n. A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled truck.
- n. A great personage; magnate; autocrat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Mongol or Mongolian; specifically, in history, one of the followers of Baber, conqueror of Hindustan in the sixteenth century.
- n. A name for the best quality of playing-cards.
- n. Hence— Any great personage.
- Of or relating to the Moguls, or the Mongol empire in India: as, the Mogul language; the Mogul dynasty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very wealthy or powerful businessman
- n. a member of the Muslim dynasty that ruled India until 1857
- n. a bump on a ski slope
Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mūgi, heap.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dialectal German Mugel. (Wiktionary)
The word mogul originally meant Mongol, or person of Mongolian descent. In this context, it refers to the Mughal Empire (mughal being Persian or Arabic for "Mongol") of Indian Subcontinent that existed between 1526 and 1857: the early Mughal emperors claimed a heritage dating back to Mongol ruler Genghis Khan . The modern meaning of the word is supposedly derived from the storied riches of the Mughal emperors, which for example produced the Taj Mahal. (Wiktionary)