Definitions for (noun) main

Main entry: main

Definition: a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage


Main entry: main, briny

Definition: any very large body of (salt) water

Definitions for (adjective) main

Main entry: independent, main

Definition: (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence

Usage: the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb


Main entry: main, master, chief, primary, principal

Definition: most important element

Usage: 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


Main entry: main

Definition: of force; of the greatest possible intensity

Usage: by main strength