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When you describe something as main, you mean it's the most important, well known, or biggest of its kind. The main branch of the post office in a city is usually the largest and busiest.

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A hand or match at dice.

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

Noun
any very large body of (salt) water


n.
A hand or match at dice.

n.
A stake played for at dice.

n.
The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.

n.
A match at cockfighting.

n.
A main-hamper.

v.
Strength; force; might; violent effort.

v.
The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.

v.
The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.

v.
The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland.

v.
principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. (Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.

a.
Very or extremely strong.

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Vast; huge.

a.
Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.

a.
Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.

a.
Important; necessary.

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Very; extremely; as, main heavy.


Main

Main , n. [F. main hand, L. manus. See Manual.] 1. A hand or match at dice. Prior. Thackeray. 2. A stake played for at dice. [Obs.] Shak. 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. "My lord would ride twenty miles . . . to see a main fought." Thackeray. 5. A main-hamper. [Obs.] Ainsworth.

Main

Main, n. [AS. m'91gen strength, power, force; akin to OHG. magan, Icel. megin, and to E. may, v. . See May, v.] 1. Strength; force; might; violent effort. [Obs., except in certain phrases.]
There were in this battle of most might and main.
He 'gan advance, With huge force, and with importable main.
2. The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing. [Obs., except in special uses.]
Resolved to rest upon the title of Lancaster as the main, and to use the other two . . . but as supporters.
3. Specifically: (a) The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean. "Struggling in the main." Dryden. (b) The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland. "Invaded the main of Spain." Bacon. (c) principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. (Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main. Forcing main, the delivery pipe of a pump. -- For the main, ∨ In the main, for the most part; in the greatest part. -- With might and main, ∨ With all one's might and main, with all one's strength; with violent effort.
With might and main they chased the murderous fox.

Main

Main , a. [From Main strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. Magnate.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.]
That current with main fury ran.
2. Vast; huge. [Obs.] "The main abyss." Milton. 3. Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer. [Obs.] "It's a man untruth." Sir W. Scott. 4. Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.
Our main interest is to be happy as we can.
5. Important; necessary. [Obs.]
That which thou aright Believest so main to our success, I bring.
By main force, by mere force or sheer force; by violent effort; as, to subdue insurrection by main force.
That Maine which by main force Warwick did win.
-- By main strength, by sheer strength; as, to lift a heavy weight by main strength. -- Main beam (Steam Engine), working beam. -- Main boom (Naut.), the boom which extends the foot of the mainsail in a fore and aft vessel. -- Main brace. (a) (Mech.) The brace which resists the chief strain. Cf. Counter brace. (b) (Naut.) The brace attached to the main yard. -- Main center (Steam Engine), a shaft upon which a working beam or side lever swings. -- Main chance. See under Chance. -- Main couple (Arch.), the principal truss in a roof. -- Main deck (Naut.), the deck next below the spar deck; the principal deck. -- Main keel (Naut.), the principal or true keel of a vessel, as distinguished from the false keel. Syn. -- Principal; chief; leading; cardinal; capital.

Main

Main, adv. [See Main, a.] Very extremely; as, main heavy. "I'm main dry." Foote. [Obs. or Low]

A hand or match at dice.

Strength; force; might; violent effort.

Very or extremely strong.

Very extremely; as, main heavy.

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Usage Examples

I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.

But my main thing that I would love to see as a fan of 'Glee,' like I said, is to really get into the character and who they are and what they do outside of school. I think that that's interesting. And then of course the themed stuff and the album episodes are all really cool too.

Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father.

I am a fashion designer. I'm not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I'm a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.

By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Europe is difficult to coordinate, and our main deficit may not even lie in this area of finance and economics, but in foreign and security policy. We have a leadership problem because we are still 27 different members who have still not decided on how to work with each other based on what we used to call a European constitution.

But if you believe in Christ and that your main goal with your life is supposed to be to honor Him and do His will, then you don't have as much pressure as someone who bases all their happiness on whether they're a movie star.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world's main religions?

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.

By keeping my hand in that, it's the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients.

And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.

Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world.

All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors, be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously, my other well-known love is Kristen Bell.

Every time somebody tries to go in and reinvent what we do, it always ends up being more about technology and sets, and flash and dash, forgetting the main thing, which is interesting people saying interesting, important things.

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