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Meaning of mainly by Wiktionary Dictionary

mainly


    Etymology

    From main +‎ -ly .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈmeɪnli/

    Adverb

    mainly ( not comparable )

    1. ( obsolete ) Forcefully, vigorously. [14th-17th c.]
    2. ( obsolete ) Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully. [14th-19th c.]
    3. ( obsolete ) To a great degree; very much. [15th-19th c.]
    4. Chiefly; for the most part. [from 17th c.]

    Anagrams

    • aminyl, amylin


Explanation of mainly by Wordnet Dictionary

mainly


    Adverb
    1. for the most part

    2. he is mainly interested in butterflies


    Definition of mainly by GCIDE Dictionary

    mainly


    1. Mainly adv. [From main strong. See Main strength.] Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree. [Obs.] Bacon. Shak.

    2. Mainly, adv. [From main principal, chief.] Principally; chiefly.