Definitions for "Magnate"
a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
a powerful or influential person and especially if they're in business
a wealthy and influential person, especially in business
A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere; -- used mostly of prominent business executives; as, an industrial magnate.
One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.
Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus 'great', designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities.
Keywords:  peer, see
See peer.