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1. main

adjective. ['ˈmeɪn'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • important
  • primary
  • of import
  • master
  • principal

Antonyms

  • noble
  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mægen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Main

  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane
  • mcquain
  • mclean
  • mclane
  • mclain

Example sentences of the word main


1. Adjective
The lenses should be the same color as the main color of the soccer jersey.

Quotes containing the word main


1. And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
- Peter Tosh

2. Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler

3. Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

2. main-topsail

noun. a topsail set on the mainmast.

Synonyms

  • canvas
  • sheet
  • canvass

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • natural object

3. main-topmast

noun. the topmast next above the mainmast.

4. main

noun. ['ˈmeɪn'] a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage.

Synonyms

  • pipe
  • infrastructure
  • sewer main
  • sewer line
  • gas main
  • water main
  • pipage
  • electric main
  • piping

Antonyms

  • past
  • fresh
  • soft water
  • fresh water

Etymology

  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mægen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. main

adjective. ['ˈmeɪn'] of force; of the greatest possible intensity.

Antonyms

  • right

Etymology

  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mægen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. main

adjective. ['ˈmeɪn'] (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence.

Antonyms

  • outfield

Etymology

  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mægen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. main

noun. ['ˈmeɪn'] any very large body of (salt) water.

Synonyms

  • international waters
  • high sea
  • hydrosphere
  • offing
  • briny
  • territorial waters
  • water

Antonyms

  • international waters
  • high sea
  • hard water
  • saltwater

Etymology

  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mægen (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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