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
The numerical value of mainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of mainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I mainly thought it was just a good story.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Air strikes target mainly hospitals not militias.
The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.
We cater to women, mainly those who are solopreneurs or small teams.
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Translations for mainly
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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