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Hyphenation main
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Definitions and meanings of "Main"

What do we mean by main?

Most important; principal. synonym: chief. adjective

Exerted to the utmost; sheer. adjective

Connected to or located near the mainmast. adjective

Of or relating to a continuous area or stretch, as of land or water. adjective

The chief or largest part. noun

The principal pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water, gas, oil, or other utility. noun

Physical strength. noun

A mainland. noun

The open ocean. noun

A mainsail. noun

A mainmast. noun

To furl: said of sails.

Strength; force; violent effort: now used chiefly in the phrase with might and main. noun

That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the gross; the bulk; the greater part. noun

The principal point; that which is of most importance; the chief or principal object, aim, or effort. noun

A broad expanse, as of space or light; unbroken extent; full sweep or stretch. noun

Now, specifically noun

The expanse of ocean; the open ocean; the high sea. noun

Short for mainline.

To mainly play a specific character, or side, during a game.

Of a road: to convert into a main or primary road.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Main

The word "main" in example sentences

It may be the initial effect; very probably it is; but since the main function of the spermatozoon must be the introduction of germplasm from the male parent, it is too much for anyone to ask us to believe that its _main_ function is concerned with surface alteration. ❋ Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (1893)

The _main_ body of this barn stands on the ground, 100×50 feet, with eighteen-feet posts, and a broad, sheltering roof, of 40° pitch from a horizontal line, and truncated at the gables to the width of the main doors below. ❋ Lewis Falley Allen (1845)

NoSuchMethodError: main 运行时  Exception in thread \ "main\" java. lang. ❋ Unknown (2009)

ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException at Sample2. setData (Native Method) at test2. main (test2. java: 7) native data = 123 Exception in thread \ "main\" java. lang. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The latter part in main is where the weaker work lies. ❋ Blue Tyson (2008)

The term main enemy was dropped in 2004 under South Korea's "Sunshine Policy" of engagement with North Korea. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The term main enemy was dropped in 2004 under South Korea's Sunshine ❋ Unknown (2010)

Mr. Hollande said on Sunday that some of his first actions, were he to win the presidential election, would be to shackle the world of finance—which he described as his "main foe"—and raise taxes on the rich. ❋ Gabriele Parussini (2012)

However, they say such regulations don't strike at rising costs of health care, which they describe as the main reason some consumers have seen double-digit increases in health-insurance premiums in recent years. ❋ Janet Adamy (2011)

Despite what I think was pretty widespread dissatisfaction with the show, many in the audience played the role of fawning fan particularly when Ms. Merchant left the stage after concluding what she described as the main part of the show. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The right radical religious political movement in the main is a religion and politics of despair. ❋ Unknown (2007)

That's what you call the main page with the pictures, right? ❋ Janice Hardy (2009)

Turns out the water line to the main is the problem, at least this is the conclusion of 2 workers, 1 inebriated so called worker and me. ❋ Unknown (2006)

At the same time, it said its mix of revenue will result in "significantly higher" compensation costs, which it called the main reason for the expected quarterly loss. ❋ Unknown (2008)

BOB FRANKEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: He was what they called a main street Republican. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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