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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Benito Mussolini:

    The history of saints is mainly the history of insane people.

  2. The ANC:

    The ANC holds the view that the International Criminal Court is no longer useful for the purposes for which it was intended, countries, mainly in Africa and Eastern Europe ... continue to unjustifiably bear the brunt of the decisions of the ICC, with Sudan being the latest example.

  3. Susan Lunn:

    I like [Rubio’s] demeanor and what he stands for, but I do like the governors, mainly because of the fact they have managed. They're executives.

  4. Zhao Chenxin:

    Enterprises stopping and resuming production is mainly a reaction to market changes - adjusting production is normal behavior.

  5. Danielle Severn:

    It was like an ocean out there. I'm surprised I survived it. We didn't make it all the way around the parade, because it was just too much, the boats were mainly just teeter-tot-erring. A lot of them took on water by the nose. After that it was over, especially for the smaller boats.

Images & Illustrations of mainly

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