Definitions for mainlyˈmeɪn li
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mainly
chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main(adverb)
for the most part
"he is mainly interested in butterflies"
Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.
To a great degree; very much.
Chiefly; for the most part.
very strongly; mightily; to a great degree
Origin: [From main strong. See Main strength.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1485
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1694
Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Adverbs Frequency: #134
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898
Massa's vote has grown a little, mainly picking up the votes lost by Massa.
It was mainly hedge fund, speculator driven and smacks of price-overshooting.
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Translations for mainly
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- галоўным чынамBelarusian
- principalmentCatalan, Valencian
- ĉefe, precipeEsperanto
- pitkälti, pääasiassa, enimmäkseen, suurimmaksi osaksi, etupäässä, lähinnä, pääosin, pääasiallisestiFinnish
- surtout, principalementFrench
- 主, おもJapanese
- mai cu seamă, mai ales, îndeosebiRomanian
- главным образом, в основномRussian
- головним чиномUkrainian
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