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Main British & World English

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

main1 British & World English

Chief in size or importance

main2 British & World English

(In the game of hazard) a number (5, 6, 7, 8, or 9) called by a player before dice are thrown

main beam British & World English

A principal beam which transmits a load directly to a column

main drag British & World English

The main street of a town

main line British & World English

A chief railway line

Main Line British & World English

A popular name for a series of affluent suburbs west of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, along the old Pennsylvania Railroad main line

main man British & World English

A close and trusted friend

main verb British & World English

The verb in a main clause

ring main British & World English

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

main brace British & World English

The brace attached to the main yard of a sailing ship

main clause British & World English

A clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate

main course British & World English

The most substantial course of a meal

main street British & World English

The principal street of a town, traditionally the site of shops, banks, and other businesses

rising main British & World English

A vertical pipe that rises from the ground to supply mains water to a building

water main British & World English

The main pipe in a water supply system

main sequence British & World English

A series of types to which most stars belong, represented on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram as a continuous band extending from the upper left (hot, bright stars) to the lower right (cool, dim stars)

main storage British & World English

The total memory available to executing programs, equivalent to RAM on modern computers

Spanish Main British & World English

The former name for the north coast of South America between the Orinoco River and Panama, and adjoining parts of the Caribbean Sea

coup de main British & World English

A sudden surprise attack, especially one made by an army during war

by main force in main1 British & World English

Through sheer strength

by main force British & World English

Through sheer strength

squeeze British & World English

A person’s girlfriend or boyfriend

with might and main in might2 British & World English

With all one’s strength or power

with might and main British & World English

With all one’s strength or power

splice the main brace in splice British & World English

(In the navy) serve out an extra tot of rum

splice the main brace British & World English

(In the navy) serve out an extra tot of rum

maincrop British & World English

Denoting a vegetable produced as a principal crop of the season

mainmast British & World English

The principal mast of a ship, typically the second mast in a sailing ship of three or more masts

maintop British & World English

A platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship’s mainmast

have an eye to the main chance in eye British & World English

Look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain

have an eye to the main chance British & World English

Look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain

thrust British & World English

The principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning

Main Street in main street British & World English

Used in reference to the materialism, mediocrity, or parochialism regarded as typical of small-town life

coups de main in coup de main British & World English

A sudden surprise attack, especially one made by an army during war

Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt British & World English

A commercial city in western Germany, in Hesse; population 652,600 (est. 2006). The headquarters of the Bundesbank are located there. Full name Frankfurt am Mainam ˈmʌɪn

main English Thesaurus

the main office

main English-Spanish

principal, fundamental, más importante

Main English-Spanish

Meno m

main drag English-Spanish

the main drag

main man English-Spanish

mejor amigo

main road English-Spanish

carretera


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