Definitions of main

  1. Strength; force; might; violent effort.
  2. The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
  3. The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
  4. principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. ( Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
  5. a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
  6. A stake played for at dice.
  7. The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
  8. A match at cockfighting.
  9. A main- hamper.
  10. The ocean; strength; now used only in the expression with might and main; the essential point; a principal conduit or pipe; as, a water main; in the main; for the most part.
  11. Might: strength.
  12. The chief or principal part: the ocean or main sea: a continent or a larger island as compared with a smaller.
  13. The chief part; the ocean.
  14. The ocean.
  15. A chief conduit- pipe or conductor.
  16. Violent effort; strength.
  17. The chief part; the gross; the bulk; the ocean; the mainland; a main pipe. Main chance, private advantage.
  18. Strength; force; violent effort.
  19. A hand at dice; a match at cock- fighting; a hamper.
  20. The gross bulk or whole; violence, force, or effort, as, he fought with might and main; the greater part; the ocean or sea; the land as distinguished from adjoining islands; a chief drain or pipe.
  21. Mainly, chiefly, principally.
  22. 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"
  23. of force; of the greatest possible intensity; " by main strength"
  24. of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; " the main ( or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
  25. Very or extremely strong.
  26. Vast; huge.
  27. Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
  28. Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.
  29. Important; necessary.
  30. Very; extremely; as, main heavy.
  31. Chief; principal; sheer; as, by main strength; nautically, connected with the mainmast.
  32. Chief, principal: first in importance: leading.
  33. Chief; principal.
  34. Mainly.
  35. First; chief; principal; concentrated; undivided.
  36. Principal; chief; leading; first in importance; vast; sheer; mere.
  37. Chief; principal; first, as in size, rank, or importance; leading; important.