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Definitions for mainly
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

  2. Mainlyadverb

    principally; chiefly

  3. 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. Johan Obdola:

    Now, we know that the use of narco subs and narco torpedos as tactical weapons are being tested in Mexico City by the Sinaloa and the The Jalisco Nueva Generacion CJNG, and Jalisco New Generation Cartel del Golf mainly, with the support of Colombian cartels and terrorist groups including Hezbollah, and operatives from Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Showbiz celebrity couple throws party at their every wedding anniversary for mainly two reasons; First, for publicity and second,just to prove to the people that the compatibility still exists between them.

  3. Di Maio:

    The key to the process is to design the pressure release rate not to stress the dough, which likes to expand gently, we mainly studied how dough behaves with and without yeast -- how the softness changes with leavening( rising), and how the dough responds to a temperature program during baking.

  4. Gal Gadot:

    I think mainly Zack had a very clear idea of the Wonder Woman he wanted to bring to the big screen, and I had to embody everything he wanted me to be, give my own notes, my own input, and just go for it, for me, Wonder Woman is just such an amazing character: She's all about love and justice and truth and compassion and equality, and I didn't want her to be too polished. I didn't want her to be too perfect. I wanted people, men and women, to be inspired by her and to be able to relate to her, and I wanted to make her muddier, dirtier, to give her some edge, give her some attitude, and I think we were able to do it.

  5. Hankou Bank Chairman Chen Xinmin:

    Traditional banks mainly have debt relations with clients, but to develop tech finance, we need to build shareholding relations with them.

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