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Synonyms of main in English:


  • 1 the main office the main issue
    principal, chief, head, leading, foremost, most important, major, ruling, dominant, central, focal, key, prime, master, premier, primary, first, high, grand, fundamental, supreme, predominant, (most) prominent, pre-eminent, paramount, overriding, cardinal, crucial, vital, critical, capital, pivotal, salient, elemental, essential, staple, intrinsic, urgent
    [Antonyms] subsidiary, minor
  • 2 they dragged him away by main force
    sheer, pure, utter, downright, mere, plain, brute, stark, absolute, out-and-out, direct
  • noun

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  • literary the Spanish Main See sea (sense 1 of the noun)
  • Phrases

    in the main
    Definition of main in:
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