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Synonyms for main
meɪn, maɪnmain

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. main

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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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How to use main in a sentence?

  1. Samantha Smith:

    We cannot allow the fossil fuel industry, whose products are the main cause of climate change, to take the limited funds intended for responding to the devastating impacts of climate change, renewable energy must be prioritized in the distribution of climate funding and fossil fuels excluded.

  2. Raghuram Selvaraju:

    Ian's main concern is to get lower taxes for Pfizer through an inversion. He would rather be able to say he pulled this tax inversion off, and now I'm going to let Brent crack the whip and wield the axe.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The power of every dictator has two main sources: His psychopathic mind and the support of the very easily deceivable ignorant masses!

  4. Isabelle Kocher:

    We supply gas to China from time to time, but it's not our main business here, our clients have more appetite for other technologies.

  5. John Doorbar:

    This is the main limitation of current vaccines. They are unable to protect against all HPV types. However, some types are more important for cancers than others and the key ones that cause cancers, the vaccine has protected against.

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