Synonyms for in the main

Grammar : Adv
Spell : meyn
Phonetic Transcription : meɪn

Top 10 synonyms for in the main Other synonyms for the word in the main

Définition of in the main

Origin :
  • Old English mægen (n.) "power, bodily strength, force, efficacy," from Proto-Germanic *maginam "power," suffixed form of PIE root *magh- (1) "be able, have power" (see may (v.)). Original sense preserved in phrase with might and main. Meaning "principal channel in a utility system" is first recorded 1727 in main drain; Used since 1540s for "continuous stretch of land or water." In Spanish Main the word is short for mainland and refers to the coast between Panama and Orinoco.
  • As in mainly : adv for the most part
  • As in principally : adv mainly
  • As in substantially : adv to a large extent
  • As in usually : adv for the most part
  • As in chiefly : adv most importantly
  • As in habitually : adv usually
  • As in routinely : adv usually
  • As in typically : adv usually

Antonyms for in the main

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