Synonyms of main


1. main, briny, body of water, water

usage: any very large body of (salt) water

2. main, pipe, pipage, piping

usage: a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage


1. chief(prenominal), main(prenominal), primary(prenominal), principal(prenominal), master(prenominal), important (vs. unimportant), of import

usage: most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

2. independent (vs. dependent), main(prenominal)

usage: (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

3. main(prenominal), intense (vs. mild)

usage: of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"

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