in the main

Definition of in the main

  1. :  in general —used to say that a statement is true in most cases or at most times The workers are in the main very capable. The weather has in the main been quite good.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  physical strength :  force

    :  mainland

    :  high sea

  1. :  chief, principal

    :  fully exerted :  sheer

    :  of or relating to a broad expanse (as of sea)

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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