Definitions for mainlyˈmeɪn li

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mainly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the main(adverb)

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

Wiktionary

  1. mainly(Adverb)

    Forcefully, vigorously.

  2. mainly(Adverb)

    Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.

  3. mainly(Adverb)

    To a great degree; very much.

  4. mainly(Adverb)

    Chiefly; for the most part.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainly(adverb)

    very strongly; mightily; to a great degree

  2. Mainly(adverb)

    principally; chiefly

  3. Origin: [From main strong. See Main strength.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1485

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1694

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mainly' in Adverbs Frequency: #134

Anagrams for mainly »

  1. aminyl, amylin

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir John Lubbock:

    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898

  3. Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter:

    I certainly don't see a lot of room to move at the moment, growth means mainly organic growth.

  4. G. K. Chesterton:

    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.

  5. Andrew Schneider:

    Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better do no harm.

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