What does the word magnate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A noble.

Usage examples for magnate

  1. In 1907 a letter from the railroad magnate, Mr. E. H. Harriman, was made public, in which the writer declared that Mr. Roosevelt had invited him to Washington in the autumn of 1904, just before the election, that at the President's request he had raised $ 250, 000 to help carry New York state, and that he had paid the money over to the Republican treasurer, Mr. Bliss. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  2. With extraordinary ability and consistency to the type he works out the gradual evolution of a wild Irish boy, hot- headed in love and fighting, full of daring impetuosity and ignorant vanity, into the ruffianly soldier, the intrepid professional gambler, and finally into the selfish profligate, who marries a great heiress and sets up as a county magnate. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  3. O K, Mister Weener- who's this scientific magnate? – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore