in the main

Definition of in the main

: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

main play
  1. : physical strength : force

  2. : mainland

  3. : high sea

  1. : chief, principal

  2. : fully exerted : sheer

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


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