main main  /ˈmeɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any very large body of (salt) water
  2. (n) a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
  3. (adj) most important element
  4. (adj) (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence
  5. (adj) of force; of the greatest possible intensity

Usage(s):

  1. The past never seems to give up on the state of Maine.
  2. Detroit's main train station, opened in 1913 has not been used since 1988.

News

  1. Main Line Health delays decision on heart surgery at Bryn Mawr

    Although Main Line Health has now delayed a decision on whether to close its cardiothoracic surgery program at Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Radnor Township Board of Health will hold a hearing on the topic Monday as planned.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. Main starts strong, builds classic lead

    Gregor Main birdied four of the first six holes to ignite a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday morning to claim the second-round lead in the $100,000 Buffalo Run-Prairie Moon Casinos Classic at Peoria Ridge Golf Course.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe

  3. Main Street Tehachapi will produce Chili Cook-off and Farmers Market, then shut down

    The Main Street Tehachapi Board of Directors has elected to dissolve the organization and cease operations as of Aug. 26, according to spokesman Phil Darling.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tehachapi News

Quotes

  1. The Republicans' presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, said in an interview: "The first thing I'd do is say, let's not call it a bail-out. Let's call it a rescue. Because it is a rescue. It's a rescue of Main Street America."
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The main reason for my decision is to have more time to reinvent my skating," Weir said. "I want to create a new skating image for myself so that when I return to competitive skating, I can perform in a way that is both unique and inspiring....
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Johnny Weir Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We played a difficult match," he said. "Main thing is, we are through. Probably the perfect game has still to come."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Arjen Robben Source: CBC.ca

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