Synonyms of main in English:

main

adjective

  • 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

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