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ˈmeɪn limain·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chiefly, principally, primarily, mainly, in the mainadverb

    for the most part

    "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

Wiktionary

  1. mainlyadverb

    Forcefully, vigorously.

  2. mainlyadverb

    Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully.

  3. mainlyadverb

    To a great degree; very much.

  4. mainlyadverb

    Chiefly; for the most part.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainlyadverb

    very strongly; mightily; to a great degree

    Etymology: [From main strong. See Main strength.]

  2. Mainlyadverb

    principally; chiefly

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of mainly in a Sentence

  1. Seneca, Letters to Lucilius V:

    Fear keeps pace with hope. Nor does their so moving together surprise me; both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present. Thus it is that foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is transformed into a curse.

  2. Benny Loft:

    It's mainly due to the development in the United States, where we see strong competition between detergent makers, and that consumers are buying cheaper detergents with a lower level of enzymes.

  3. Timothy Heath:

    Bolton was scheduled to talk mainly about including the Asian allies in efforts to monitor and pressure Iran, something Russia opposes.

  4. Klaus Kristiansen:

    I mainly thought it was just a good story.

  5. Prime Minister Habib Essid:

    It's a cowardly attack mainly targeting the economy of Tunisia, we should unite to defend our country.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. valetudinarian
    • C. repugnant
    • D. askant

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