What does mainly mean?

Definitions for mainly
ˈmeɪn limain·ly

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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

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

  2. Mainly(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce mainly?

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How to say mainly in sign language?

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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. Jean Marie Dangou:

    For about one year the main communication strategy was built around media, mainly radio and TV, but it wasn't successful. The country is still dealing with tough and repetitive resistance.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    For decades, the leaders of both parties preached the gospel that free trade was a rising tide that would lift all boats, great rhetoric -- except that the trade deals they negotiated mainly lifted the yachts -- and threw millions of working Americans overboard to drown.

  3. Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari:

    We are ready to make a huge investment in Iran and this is mainly linked to gas pricing offered by Iran ... Gas price is a crucial issue.

  4. Michael Boyd:

    The site was occupied for over 400 years,so who would have lived there must have changed over time, but mainly, at the moment, we are focusing on those practicing intense craft activities [manufacture of metal tools] at the site around 2600-2500 B.C..

  5. The OECD:

    Opioid over-prescribing is considered one of the most important root causes of the crisis, the influence of pharmaceutical manufacturers on pain management has been considered significant, by conducting marketing campaigns targeted mainly at physicians and patients, downplaying the problematic effect of opioids.

Images & Illustrations of mainly

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