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main

 
 
pronunciation:
meIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition: most important; chief; primary.
She gave us a list of the main chapters to study for the final exam.The main entrance to the building is on the other side.
synonyms:
biggest, cardinal, chief, paramount, premier, primary, prime, principal, supreme
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
central, critical, crucial, first, foremost, head, key, lead, uppermost
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a large pipe for distributing water or gas to homes or other buildings.
A leak in the water main caused the village to be without water for days.
similar words:
canal, channel, duct, pipe
Homophone Note
The words main, Maine, and mane sound alike but have different meanings.