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British English: /meɪn/
American English: /meɪn/

Translation of main in French:


  • 2 (network)
    also: the mains
    (of water, gas, electricity)
    le réseau de distribution
    (of sewage)
    le réseau d'évacuation
    gas from the mains electricity from the mains
    électricité du secteur
    water from the mains to turn something on/off at the mains
    mettre/couper quelque chose (au compteur)
    to work ou run off the mains
    fonctionner sur secteur
  • 3
    also: mains
    before n (using network)
    du secteur
    (radio, appliance)
    sur secteur
    (plug, lead, voltage)
    de secteur


  • (aim, airport, character, concern, problem, building, entrance, meal, clause)
    the main thing is to… the main thing to do is…
    la chose principale à faire, c'est…
    that's the main thing!
    c'est le principal!


in the main

Definition of main in:

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