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Definizione monolingua e traduzione main



Inglese grammatica

main


Verb

main (bermain)


  1. to play
Noun

main (plural mains)


  1. (obsolete, except in might and main) Strength; power; force; violent effort. [from 9th c.]
  2. That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the gross; the bulk; the greater part.
    • 1858, Humphrey Prideaux, James Talboys Wheeler, An historical connection of the Old and New Testaments:
      [...] Alexander and Molon in the East; and therefore advised him to march immediately in person with the main of his army for the subduing of those rebels, before they should gather greater strength in the revolted provinces against him.
  3. (now archaic, US dialectal) The mainland. [from 16th c.]
    • 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 90:
      The highest land on the mayne, yet it was but low, we called Keales hill, and these uninhabited Isles, Russels Isles.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      Tashtegos long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes [...]--all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.
  4. (now poetic) The high seas. [from 16th c.]
  5. A large pipe or cable providing utility service to a building or area, such as water main or electric main. [from 17th c.]
  6. (nautical) The mainsail. [from 17th c.]
Adjective

main (not comparable)


  1. Principal, most important. [from 15th c.]
  2. Sheer (of strength, force etc.). [from 16th c.]
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, XII:
      I was forced from the apartment by the main strength of two of these youthful Titans.
Adverb

main (comparative more main, superlative most main)


  1. (UK, dialectal) Very; very much; greatly; mightily; extremely; exceedingly.
    • 1799, Samuel Foote, The works of Samuel Foote:
      A draught of ale, friend, for Im main dry.
    • 1840, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Leigh Hunt, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The dramatic works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan:
      Why, its main jolly to be sure, and all that so fair.
Traduzione italiano principale |essenziale |conduttura principale |capitale |maestro |maggiore |meno |primario |primo |


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