amain

adverb
\ ə-ˈmān How to pronounce amain (audio) \

Definition of amain

1 : with all one's might the soul strives amain to live and work— R. W. Emerson
2 archaic
a : at full speed
b : in great haste
3 archaic : to a high degree : exceedingly they whom I favour thrive in wealth amain— John Milton

Examples of amain in a Sentence

conflicting ideals that social philosophers have struggled amain to reconcile

First Known Use of amain

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About amain

Dictionary Entries Near amain

Amahuaca

amain

a maiore

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for amain

Cite this Entry

“Amain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amain. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!