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Definition of Main

Main

  1. A hand or match at dice.
  2. A stake played for at dice.
  3. The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
  4. A match at cockfighting.
  5. A main-hamper.
  6. Strength; force; might; violent effort.
  7. The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
  8. The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
  9. The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland.
  10. principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. (Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
  11. Very or extremely strong.
  12. Vast; huge.
  13. Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
  14. Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.
  15. Important; necessary.
  16. Very; extremely; as, main heavy.

Main Quotations

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Albert Einstein

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
George Carlin

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
Mahatma Gandhi

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.
Mark Twain
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Main Translations

main in Dutch is hoofd-, voornaamste
main in French is essentielle
main in German is Haupt-, haupt, Leitung
main in Italian is essenziale
main in Portuguese is principal
main in Spanish is principal
main in Swedish is huvudsaklig

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