English adjective: main
|1.||main most important element|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||chief, master, primary, principal|
|Similar||important, of import|
|2.||main (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence|
|Samples||The main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb.|
|3.||main of force; of the greatest possible intensity|
|Samples||By main strength.|
English noun: main
|1.||main (object) any very large body of (salt) water|
|Broader (hypernym)||body of water, water|
|Part holonym||high sea, international waters, offing, territorial waters|
|2.||main (artifact) a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage|
|Broader (hypernym)||pipage, pipe, piping|
|Narrower (hyponym)||electric main, gas main, sewer line, sewer main, water main|
|Part meronym||base, infrastructure|