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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. Paul Casey:

    Because it's bright blue, that's the main reason I put it in.

  2. Barack Obama:

    The main message that I have is to wish you all the best in the coming days.

  3. Ian Davies:

    If you invest early, I think you can adopt early, and for us, that is the main thing.

  4. James Lewis:

    The main point here is to send a message to the Chinese, it lets them know that there's a cost to doing this, which is something they didn't have to think before.

  5. John Kasich on Sunday:

    I have to do well enough there, and I think I will …. I'll catch fire. And if I catch fire, I think the sky is the limit. Poor showings in both or either of those first two primaries can doom a campaign. The next debate is being hosted by Fox Business and is on January 14. John Kasich on Sunday express optimism that he ’ll be in the main-stage debate and declined to comment on fellow GOP candidate Texas Sen. Rand Paul saying he wo n’t compete in the second-tier contest if demoted as a result of FOX Business criteria, which involves rankings in national, Iowa and New Hampshire polls.


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