From Latin magnum (“great”)
magnate (plural magnates)
- Metal object with flux.
- Powerful industrialist; captain of industry.
- A person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
magnate m (plural magnati)
- vocative singular of magnātus
- IPA: /maɰ.ˈna.te/