(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.

(adj.) of force; of the greatest possible intensity; 'by main strength' .

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(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.

(a.) Vast; huge.

(a.) Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.

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

(a.) Important; necessary.

(a.) Very; extremely; as, main heavy.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. Chief, principal, leading, most important.

n. [1]. Ocean, great sea.[2]. Continent, mainland.[3]. Main conduit, main pipe, main duct.[4]. Force, power, strength, might.

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adj. chief principal: first in importance: leading.—n. the chief or principal part: the ocean or main sea: a continent or a larger island as compared with a smaller: a principal gas or water pipe in a street or the largest conductor in a system of electric lights.—ns. Main′boom the spar which extends the foot of a fore-and-aft mainsail; Main′deck the principal deck of a ship—so in Main′brace the brace attached to the mainyard (see Splice); Main′land the principal or larger land as opposed to a smaller portion.—adv. Main′ly chiefly principally.—ns. Main′mast the principal mast of a ship second from the prow; Main′sail the principal sail generally attached to the mainmast; Main′sheet the sheet or rope attached to the lower corner of the mainsail; Main′spring the spring which gives motion to any piece of machinery esp. that of a watch or a clock; Main′stay the rope which stretches forward from the top of the mainmast: chief support; Main′top a platform on the top of the mainmast; Main′topmast the mast next above the lower mainmast; Main′topsail the sail above the mainsail in square-rigged vessels; Main′yard the lower yard on the mainmast.

n. a hand at dice: a match at cockfighting: a banker's shovel for coin.

n. might: strength.

Editor: Oswald


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