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Synonyms for main
meɪn, maɪnmain

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  1. main

    bulk, majority, body, principal, trunk, chief, leading, most important, first

    portion, section, minority, branch, limb, tributary, member, subordinate, inferior

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  1. main, brinynoun

    any very large body of (salt) water


    unimportant, mild

  2. mainadjective

    a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage


    mild, unimportant

  3. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)adjective

    most important element

    "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

    mild, unimportant

  4. independent, main(a)adjective

    (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

    "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

    unimportant, mild

  5. main(a)adjective

    of force; of the greatest possible intensity

    "by main strength"

    unimportant, mild

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mainadjective

    chief, principal, leading, most important

  2. mainnoun

    ocean, great sea

  3. mainnoun

    continent, mainland

  4. mainnoun

    main conduit, main pipe, main duct

  5. mainnoun

    force, power, strength, might

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mainadjective

    principal, leading, chief, capital, cardinal, paramount, requisite, necessary, sheer, pure

  2. mainnoun

    ocean, high sea, gross, bulk, majority, strength, power, might, force

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  1. Angeli Hoekstra:

    Security of supply and affordability will remain the main areas of focus for Africa now and in five years' time.

  2. Sam McAllister:

    The fact that my posts are massively engaged has paid off for me, my main concern right now is that the number of followers a user has now defaults to be the main metric.

  3. Jon Gottschalk:

    The main impact that we’re concerned with is the vegetation or potential crop losses, if it does come to fruition, because we do expect freezing temperatures to reach pretty far south.

  4. Maysa Talerd:

    I think this might become the main income for me in the future because toy stores are contacting me to do wholesale.

  5. Osman Pashayev:

    This is the main reason why he irritated this criminal terrorist group called the Russian Federation.

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