Pronunciation: mān
n.1.A hand or match at dice.
2.A stake played for at dice.
3.The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
4.A match at cockfighting.
5.A main-hamper.
1.Strength; force; might; violent effort.
There were in this battle of most might and main.
- R. of Gl.
2.The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
3.(Engin.) The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
Forcing main
the delivery pipe of a pump.
For the main
for the most part; in the greatest part.
With might and main
with all one's strength; with violent effort.
a.1.Very or extremely strong.
That current with main fury ran.
- Daniel.
2.Vast; huge.
3.Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
4.Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.; as, the main reason to go; the main proponent.
Our main interest is to be happy as we can.
- Tillotson.
5.Important; necessary.
By main force
by mere force or sheer force; by violent effort; as, to subdue insurrection by main force.
adv.1.Very; extremely; as, main heavy.
Noun1.main - any very large body of (salt) water
Synonyms: briny
2.main - a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
Adj.1.main - 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"
Synonyms: chief, principal, primary
2.main - of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
Synonyms: independent
dependent, subordinate - of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "a subordinate (or dependent) clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence"
3.main - of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"
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