What does mainly mean?

Definitions for mainlyˈmeɪn li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mainly.

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

  2. Mainly(adverb)

    principally; chiefly

  3. Origin: [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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Klaus Kristiansen:

    I mainly thought it was just a good story.

  2. Sir John Lubbock:

    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

  3. Al Zoubi:

    Air strikes target mainly hospitals not militias.

  4. Benito Mussolini:

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

  5. San Diego-based:

    We cater to women, mainly those who are solopreneurs or small teams.

Images & Illustrations of mainly

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