doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one''s self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
a genre of a capella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
a meeting of influential people to conduct business while eating breakfast
the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
an important influential person; "he thinks he''s a big shot"; "she''s a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"
(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"
any influential person whose advice is highly respected
a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in