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Synonyms for main
meɪn, maɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. main, briny(noun)

    any very large body of (salt) water

    Synonyms:
    briny

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, mild

  2. main(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    briny

    Antonyms:
    mild, unimportant

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

    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"

    Antonyms:
    mild, unimportant

  4. independent, main(a)(adj)

    (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"

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, mild

  5. main(a)(adj)

    of force; of the greatest possible intensity

    "by main strength"

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, mild

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. main

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. main(a.)

    Synonyms:
    chief, principal, leading, most important

  2. main(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ocean, great sea

  3. main(n.)

    Synonyms:
    continent, mainland

  4. main(n.)

    Synonyms:
    main conduit, main pipe, main duct

  5. main(n.)

    Synonyms:
    force, power, strength, might

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. main(a)

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

  2. main(n)

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

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How to say main in sign language?

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How to use main in a sentence?

  1. European Commission:

    In the aftermath of the outburst of this scandal, strong calls have been made to the Commission to reinforce the type approval system, in particular by ensuring adequate supervisory mechanisms, substantial divergences in the interpretation and application of the rules entail the risk of undermining the effectiveness of the system and therefore the main policy objectives of ensuring the safety and health of citizens and the protection of the environment.

  2. Jakob Korsgaard:

    The industry needs to prolong the current agreement until the main settlement in 2016.

  3. Johnny Isakson:

    My main symptoms are the stiffness in my left arm and a slowed, shuffling gait, i am busier and have more responsibility today than ever before in my political career, and I couldn't be happier about that.

  4. Andriy Lysenko:

    The enemy continues to build up forces in the main areas of the armed conflict.

  5. Shepherd Schools Superintendent Claire Bunker:

    Sheriff Main is a great person and an asset to Isabella County, he is human and he made a mistake. He takes full responsibility for the incident. I’m extremely proud of the student who brought it to the attention of a staff member.


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