Definition of Mainly

1. Adverb. For the most part. "He is mainly interested in butterflies"




Definition of Mainly

1. adv. Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree.

2. adv. Principally; chiefly.

Definition of Mainly

1. Adverb. (obsolete) Forcefully, vigorously. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Adverb. (obsolete) Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

3. Adverb. (obsolete) To a great degree; very much. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

4. Adverb. Chiefly; for the most part. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mainly

1. for the most part [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainly

mainie
mainies
maining
mainland
mainland China
mainland Chinese
mainlander
mainlanders
mainlands
mainline
mainlined
mainliner
mainliners
mainlines
mainlining
mainly (current term)
mainmast
mainmasts
mainor
mainors
mainour
mainours
mainpernable
mainpernor
mainpernors
mainpin
mainpins
mainplane
mainprise
mainprised

Literary usage of Mainly

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"(2 in 100 000), lies mainly in the impossibility of obtaining by linear measurements the true volume of the cylinder. Although the liter was originally ..."

2. The Sun by Charles Augustus Young (1895)
"Proof that the Corona is mainly a Solar Phenomenon.— Brightness of the Corona.—Connection with Sun-Spot Period.—Spectrum of the Corona. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... having an average thickness of feet, and covered by about 90 feet of soft rock (mainly gray limestone) and 375 feet of clay, sand and gravel. ..."

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