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Adjective
Chief in size or importance
“The main virtue of writing is that it provides a conduit for expression.”
Adjective
To an absolute degree
“The crazed man had to be subdued by main force.”
Noun
The main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
“The main of the car is still intact.”
Noun
(might and main) Great strength or force
“Ted carried the piano on his back with all his might and main while helping his friend move into his new home.”
Noun
An interconnecting system made of pipes or cables
“Charge your device via the mains.”
Noun
A great division of land
“Islanders regularly traveled back to the main for rations and sundries.”
Noun
(poetic) The open ocean or high seas
“Tally, transport, and deliver duly the Sons of Mary by land and main.”
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