from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. For the most part; chiefly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree.
  • adv. Principally; chiefly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By main strength; strongly; forcibly; firmly.
  • Greatly; to a great degree; mightily.
  • Chiefly: principally: as, he is mainly occupied with domestic concerns.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for the most part


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