- 1.1 (before noun, no comparative)(door/bedroom)
principal(office)the main thing
centrallo principalI have my main meal (of the day) in the evening
lo más importantehago la comida principal or fuerte por la nochemain deckExample sentences1.2in the main
- With the forthcoming London mayoral elections in June, the three main candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.
- The only way out is the one and only main gate.
- I wandered about, and sat for a while in the main choir listening to the organ.
- 1 1.1 countable(principal pipe)
cañería (feminine) or tubería (feminine) principal or de distribución(principal cable)1.2 (supply)the main o (British English) the mains
cable (masculine) principalla red de suministroto turn the water/gas off at the main o (British English) the mainscerrar la llave (principal) del agua/del gasyou can run it off the mains (British English) (Electricity)se puede conectar a la redExample sentences
- It was also delivering water to the camp, where many mains and sewage pipes are broken.
- Numerous leaks have developed from broken water pipes and mains.
- There were reports of broken water and gas mains around northern Kyushu, and bullet trains and other railways and subways suspended operations, but later resumed running.
- Faulks said the alarm was not properly connected to electrical mains and would have had to rely on a back-up battery even if switched on.