Synonyms of main in English:

main


See definition of main

adjective

1‘the main office’

SYNONYMS

principal, chief, head, leading, foremost, most important, major, ruling, dominant, central, focal, key, prime, master, premier, primary, first, high, grand, fundamental, supreme, predominant, prominent, most prominent, pre-eminent, paramount, overriding, cardinal, crucial, vital, critical, capital, pivotal, salient, elemental, essential, staple, intrinsic, urgent

ANTONYMS

subsidiary, minor

2‘they dragged him away by main force’

SYNONYMS

sheer, pure, utter, downright, mere, plain, brute, stark, absolute, out-and-out, direct


noun

1‘the Spanish Main’

SYNONYMS

sea, ocean, deep, brine

informal, dated the drink

British dated, informal the briny


Phrases

    in the main

      SYNONYMS

      mainly, mostly, for the most part, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, chiefly, principally

      generally, usually, typically, commonly, as a rule, on average