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Main vs. Maine

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Mainadjective

Of chief or leading importance; prime, principal.

Maine

One of the New England States.

Mainadjective

Chief, most important, or principal in extent, size, or strength; consisting of the largest part.

‘main timbers’; ‘main branch of a river’; ‘main body of an army’;

Mainenoun

a state in New England

Mainadjective

Full, sheer, undivided.

Maine

Maine ( (listen)) is a state in the New England region of the United States, bordered by New Hampshire to the west; the Gulf of Maine to the southeast; and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Maine is the 12th-smallest by area, the 9th-least populous, the 13th-least densely populated, and the most rural of the 50 U.S. states.

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Mainadjective

(dialectal) Big; angry.

Mainadjective

(nautical) Belonging to or connected with the principal mast in a vessel.

Mainadjective

(obsolete) Great in size or degree; important, powerful, strong, vast.

Mainadverb

Exceedingly, extremely, greatly, mightily, very, very much.

Mainverb

(transitive) lang=en

Mainverb

To mainly play a specific character, or side, during a game.

‘He mains the same character as me in that game.’; ‘What race do you main and what is your favourite race to beat?’;

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Mainverb

(obsolete) Of a road: to convert into a main or primary road.

Mainnoun

That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the bulk, the greater part, gross.

Mainnoun

(video gaming) The primary character that one plays in a video game in which one can play more than one character.

‘My WoW main has reached level cap and I’m on my way getting my first alt there as well.’;

Mainnoun

A large cable or pipe providing utility service to an area or a building, such as a water main or electric main.

Mainnoun

(informal) lang=en

‘I had scampi and chips for my main and a slice of cheesecake for dessert.’;

Mainnoun

The high seas.

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Mainnoun

The mainland.

Mainnoun

(nautical) lang=en

Mainnoun

Force, power, strength, violent effort.

Mainnoun

A hand or match in a game of dice.

Mainnoun

The largest throw in a match at dice; in the game of hazard, a number from one to nine called out by a person before the dice are thrown.

Mainnoun

A stake played for at dice.

Mainnoun

A sporting contest or match, especially a cockfighting match.

Mainnoun

A banker's shovel for coins.

Mainnoun

A basket for gathering grapes.

Mainnoun

A hand or match at dice.

Mainnoun

A stake played for at dice.

Mainnoun

The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.

Mainnoun

A match at cockfighting.

Mainnoun

A main-hamper.

Mainnoun

Strength; force; might; violent effort.

‘There were in this battle of most might and main.’; ‘He 'gan advance,With huge force, and with importable main.’;

Mainnoun

The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.

‘Resolved to rest upon the title of Lancaster as the main, and to use the other two . . . but as supporters.’;

Mainnoun

The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.

‘With might and main they chased the murderous fox.’;

Mainadjective

Very or extremely strong.

‘That current with main fury ran.’;

Mainadjective

Vast; huge.

Mainadjective

Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.

Mainadjective

Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.; as, the main reason to go; the main proponent.

‘Our main interest is to be happy as we can.’;

Mainadjective

Important; necessary.

‘That which thou arightBelievest so main to our success, I bring.’; ‘That Maine which by main force Warwick did win.’;

Mainadverb

Very; extremely; as, main heavy.

Mainnoun

any very large body of (salt) water

Mainnoun

a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

Mainadjective

most important element;

‘the chief aim of living’; ‘the main doors were of solid glass’; ‘the principal rivers of America’; ‘the principal example’; ‘policemen were primary targets’;

Mainadjective

of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;

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

Mainadjective

of force; of the greatest possible intensity;

‘by main strength’;

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