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.]
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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
The numerical value of mainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of mainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898
I certainly don't see a lot of room to move at the moment, growth means mainly organic growth.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
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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- 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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