A river of SW Germany which rises in northern Bavaria and flows 500 km (310 miles) westwards, through Frankfurt, to meet the Rhine at Mainz
Chief in size or importance
(In the game of hazard) a number (5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) called by a player before dice are thrown
The open ocean
the main office
The chief crossbar, to which the traces are attached.
The region of the solar system in which the majority of asteroids have their orbit, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
A main or principal seam of coal.
A door giving individual access to a flat in a tenement, as opposed to one opening on to a common passage.
= main landing gear.
A man of authority or importance; the dominant figure in an area or enterprise; a leader, a chief.
The more important of two plots against the government of James I uncovered in 1603.
A rope which hauls a train of full wagons from the working face to the pit bottom.
(In the writing system of the ancient Maya) the largest sign in a glyph, typically a logogram (often a root), within or around which other signs may be placed in order to modify the sense.
The principal stem of a plant.
A horizontal tie beam which joins the feet of two principal rafters at the base of a roof truss.
The lower wale.
The yard on which the mainsail is extended.
A subordinate or small channel, duct, or other main; one connected to a larger principal main.
The main pipe supplying gas to buildings
A principal beam which transmits a load directly to a column
The chief deck of a ship, especially the upper deck that extends for the full length of the vessel
The main street of a town
A chief railway line
A popular name for a series of affluent suburbs west of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, along the old Pennsylvania Railroad main line
A close and trusted friend
A major road, typically one with a large amount of traffic
The verb in a main clause
An electrical supply serving a series of consumers and returning to the original source, so that each consumer has an alternative path in the event of a failure
A series of similar atoms or monomers which forms the principal part of a molecule.
Something which is of principal importance in life; a livelihood; (now) especially the opportunity of enriching or otherwise benefiting oneself. Often in to have an eye to (also for) the main chance: to have consideration for one's own interests; also to be careful of the main chance.
The principal truss in a roof.
The chief lair of a fox.
A dagger carried in the left hand to parry a stroke or thrust, and used in conjunction with a rapier.
Military. A body of troops constituting the chief guard, especially a body of cavalry posted on the wings of a camp towards the enemy; a guard in a fortress taking custody of disturbers of the peace, etc.
An important market for stocks, shares, commodities, or other goods; specifically the premier market on which a listing can be secured on the London Stock Exchange.
The principal piece of a ship's head.
The principal ridge of a chain of mountains.
Theatre the entire central area of a stage, on which the majority of the action takes place.
= main memory.
The most important factor; the principal point of focus or consideration; (also, with preceding possessive) individual preoccupation, talent, or contribution.
A line that runs through yards and between stations, and along which scheduled train services operate; an ‘up-and-down’ or ‘running’ line.
(In the North Island) between Wellington and Auckland.
The first, or driving, wheel in a series of gears, especially in a clock or watch.
A tournament in which the loser in each round is eliminated; (occasionally) such a system forming the basis of a competition.
The brace attached to the main yard of a sailing ship
A clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate
The most substantial course of a meal