There are 2 entries that translate main into Spanish:

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


  • 1 (before noun, no comparative)
    más importante
    the main thing
    lo principal
    lo fundamental
    lo más importante
    I have my main meal (of the day) in the evening
    hago la comida principal or fuerte por la noche
    main deck
    Example sentences
    • 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) principal or de distribución
    tubería (feminine) principal or de distribución
    (principal cable) cable (masculine) principal
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (supply)the main or (British) the mains
    la red de suministro
    to turn the water/gas off at the main or (British) the mains
    cerrar la llave (principal) del agua/del gas
    you can run it off the mains (British) (Electricity)
    se puede conectar a la red
  • 2 uncountable (open sea) [literary]the main
    la mar océana [literary]
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American English: /maɪn/
British English: /mʌɪn/
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