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main

adjective

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main

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of main (Entry 2 of 2)

1 muscular strength
  • all their might and main could not budge the stalled car

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2 one of the great divisions of land on the globe or the main part of such a division
  • islanders periodically traveled back to the main for supplies

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3 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
  • the main of the tree is still healthy

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The first known use of main was before the 12th century

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“Main.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/main. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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