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Definition 1: a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage - [noun denoting artifact]

(main is a kind of ...) a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

(... is a kind of main ) a main that distributes electricity

(... is a kind of main ) a main that distributes gas

(... is a kind of main ) a main in a sewage system

(... is a kind of main ) main (a pipe or conduit) for conveying water

(... is part of main) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

Definition 2: any very large body of (salt) water - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for main in the sense of this definition

(main is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

(main is a part of ...) the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation

(main is a part of ...) the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area

"there was a ship in the offing"

(main is a part of ...) the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction

(... is part of main) the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor

Definition 3: (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where main or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb

Synonyms for main in the sense of this definition

(main belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 4: most important element - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where main or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chief aim of living
  • the main doors were of solid glass
  • the principal rivers of America
  • the principal example
  • policemen were primary targets
  • the master bedroom
  • a master switch

Synonyms for main in the sense of this definition

(main is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

Definition 5: of force; of the greatest possible intensity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where main or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • by main strength

(main is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

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