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Overview of noun main

The noun main has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. main, briny

(any very large body of (salt) water)

2. main

(a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage)


Overview of adj main

The adj main has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (33) chief, main, primary, principal, master

(most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch")

2. independent, main

((of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb")

3. main

(of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength")

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