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* enPR: mān, IPA(key): /meɪn/ * Rhymes: -eɪn * Homophones: mane, Maine

  • enPR: mān, IPA(key): /meɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophones: mane, Maine

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _main_, _mayn_, _meyn_, partly from Old English _mægen-_ (“strong, principal, main”) (used in combination), from _mæġen_ (“strength”), and partly from Old Norse _megn_, _megenn_ (“strong, main”); both from Proto-Germanic _*maginą_ (“strength, power, might”), _*maginaz_ (“strong”), from Proto-Indo-European _*mogh-_, _*megh-_ (“power”). Cognate with Old High German _megīn_ (“strong, mighty”), German _Möge_, _Vermögen_ (“power, wealth”). Akin also to Old English _magan_ (“to be able to”). More at _may_. ADJECTIVE MAIN (_not comparable_) * (obsolete) Great in size or degree; vast; strong; powerful; important. * Samuel Daniel (1562-1619) _That current with MAIN fury ran._ * Principal; prime; chief; leading; of chief or principal importance. [from 15th c.] * John Tillotson (1630-1694) _Our MAIN interest is to be happy as we can._ * Principal or chief in size or extent; largest; consisting of the largest part; most important by reason or size or strength. _MAIN timbers;  MAIN branch of a river;  MAIN body of an army_ * John Milton (1608-1674) _That which thou aright / Believest so MAIN to our success, I bring._ * Full; undivided; sheer (of strength, force etc.). [from 16th c.] * 1817, Walter Scott, _Rob Roy_, XII: _I was forced from the apartment by the MAIN strength of two of these youthful Titans._ * (nautical) Belonging to or connected with the principal mast in a vessel. * (dialectal) Big; angry. DERIVED TERMS * main drag * main road TRANSLATIONS ADVERB MAIN (_comparative_ MORE MAIN, _superlative_ MOST MAIN) * (UK, dialectal) Very; very much; greatly; mightily; extremely; exceedingly. * 1799, Samuel Foote, _The works of Samuel Foote_: _A draught of ale, friend, for I'm MAIN dry._ * 1840, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Leigh Hunt, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, _The dramatic works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan_: _Why, it's MAIN jolly to be sure, and all that so fair._

From Middle English main, mayn, meyn, partly from Old English mægen- (strong, principal, main) (used in combination), from mæġen (strength), and partly from Old Norse megn, megenn (strong, main); both from Proto-Germanic *maginą (strength, power, might), *maginaz (strong), from Proto-Indo-European *mogh-, *megh- (power). Cognate with Old High German megīn (strong, mighty), German Möge, Vermögen (power, wealth). Akin also to Old English magan (to be able to). More at may.

Adjective

main (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Great in size or degree; vast; strong; powerful; important.
  2. Principal; prime; chief; leading; of chief or principal importance. [from 15th c.]
  3. Principal or chief in size or extent; largest; consisting of the largest part; most important by reason or size or strength.
    main timbers;  main branch of a river;  main body of an army
  4. Full; undivided; sheer (of strength, force etc.). [from 16th c.]
  5. (nautical) Belonging to or connected with the principal mast in a vessel.
  6. (dialectal) Big; angry.
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Adverb

main (comparative more main, superlative most main)

  1. (UK, dialectal) Very; very much; greatly; mightily; extremely; exceedingly.

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English - Etymology 2

From Old English _mægen_ (“strength”), later also taking senses from the adjective. NOUN MAIN (_plural_ MAINS) * (obsolete, except in might and main) Strength; power; force; violent effort. [from 9th c.] * Spenser _He 'gan advance, / With huge force, and with importable MAIN._ * That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the gross; the bulk; the greater part. * Francis Bacon _Resolved to rest upon the title of Lancaster as the MAIN, and to use the other two […] but as supporters._ * 1858, Humphrey Prideaux, James Talboys Wheeler, _An historical connection of the Old and New Testaments_: _[…] Alexander and Molon in the East; and therefore advised him to march immediately in person with the MAIN of his army for the subduing of those rebels, before they should gather greater strength in the revolted provinces against him._ * (now archaic, US dialectal) The mainland. [from 16th c.] * Francis Bacon _Invaded the MAIN of Spain._ * 1624, John Smith, _Generall Historie_, in Kupperman 1988, page 90: _The highest land on the MAYNE, yet it was but low, we called Keales hill, and these uninhabited Isles, Russels Isles._ * 1624, John Donne, _Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes_ (Meditation XVII): _No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the MAINE…_ * 1851, Herman Melville, _Moby-Dick_: _Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes […] all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the MAIN._ * (now poetic) The high seas. [from 16th c.] * Dryden _struggling in the MAIN_ * A large pipe or cable providing utility service to a building or area, such as water main or electric main. [from 17th c.] * (nautical) The mainsail. [from 17th c.] QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

From Old English mægen (strength), later also taking senses from the adjective.

Noun

main (plural mains)

  1. (obsolete, except in might and main) Strength; power; force; violent effort. [from 9th c.]
  2. That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the gross; the bulk; the greater part.
  3. (now archaic, US dialectal) The mainland. [from 16th c.]
  4. (now poetic) The high seas. [from 16th c.]
  5. A large pipe or cable providing utility service to a building or area, such as water main or electric main. [from 17th c.]
  6. (nautical) The mainsail. [from 17th c.]
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English - Etymology 3

Borrowing from French _main_ (“hand”); compare _manual_. NOUN MAIN (_plural_ MAINS) * A hand or match in a game of dice. (Can we find and add a quotation of Prior to this entry?) (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?) * A stake played for at dice. * Shakespeare, _The First Park of King Henry IV_ _Were it good . . . to set so rich a MAIN on the nice hazard of one doubtful hour?_ * The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard. * A match at cockfighting. * Thackeray _My lord would ride twenty miles […] to see a MAIN fought._ * A main-hamper, or fruit basket. (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?) STATISTICS

Borrowing from French main (hand); compare manual.

Noun

main (plural mains)

  1. A hand or match in a game of dice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Prior to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?)
  2. A stake played for at dice.
  3. The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
  4. A match at cockfighting.
  5. A main-hamper, or fruit basket.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)

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English - Anagrams

* Amin, iman, mani, mina, NAMI

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English - External Links

* MAIN (POWER) in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Dalmatian - Etymology

From Latin _mēne_, from _mē_. Compare Romanian _mine_.

From Latin mēne, from . Compare Romanian mine.

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Dalmatian - Pronoun

MAIN * (first-person singular pronoun, oblique case) me RELATED TERMS * me * ju

main

  1. (first-person singular pronoun, oblique case) me

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Finnish - Noun

MAIN * Instructive plural form of maa.

main

  1. Instructive plural form of maa.

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Finnish - Anagrams

* mani, nami

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French - Etymology

From Middle French, Old French _main_, _mein_, _man_, from Latin _manus_ (“hand”), from Proto-Italic _*manus_, from Proto-Indo-European _*man-_ (“hand”).

From Middle French, Old French main, mein, man, from Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Italic *manus, from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand).

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /mɛ̃/ * Homophones: mains, maint, maints * Hyphenation: main

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French - Noun

MAIN

main

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French - Anagrams

* mina

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French - External Links

* “main” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

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Indonesian - Verb

MAIN (_bermain_) * to play

main (bermain)

  1. to play

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Middle French - Etymology

From Latin _manus_.

From Latin manus.

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Middle French - Noun

MAIN

main

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Norman - Etymology

From Old French _main_, _mein_, _man_, from Latin _manus_ (“hand”), from Proto-Indo-European _*man-_.

From Old French main, mein, man, from Latin manus (hand), from Proto-Indo-European *man-.

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Norman - Pronunciation

* (Jersey)

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Norman - Noun

MAIN

main

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Old French - Etymology

From Latin _manus_.

From Latin manus.

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Old French - Noun

MAIN

main


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