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Adjective
Chief in size or importance
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“The main virtue of writing is that it provides a conduit for expression.”
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To an absolute degree
“The crazed man had to be subdued by main force.”
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Characterized by something exceptional or beyond ordinary
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Regarded as reliable or truthful
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Highlighting the main points of a discussion
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Of, relating to, or situated in the central business district
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Regarded with deep and special affection
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The central or greater part of something
“The main of the car is still intact.”
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(might and main) Great strength or force
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“Ted carried the piano on his back with all his might and main while helping his friend move into his new home.”
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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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The largest (or only) sail on a sailing vessel
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Ditch, channel dug in earth
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A length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas
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A person or thing that is very popular or held in high regard
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