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Definition of main:

  1. A hand or match at dice.
  2. A main- hamper.
  3. A match at cockfighting.
  4. A stake played for at dice.
  5. Important; necessary.
  6. principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. ( Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
  7. Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.
  8. Strength; force; might; violent effort.
  9. The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
  10. The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland.
  11. The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
  12. The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
  13. Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
  14. Vast; huge.
  15. Very or extremely strong.
  16. Very; extremely; as, main heavy.


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