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 informal, dated 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