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mainly at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


mainly at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv used to mention the main part or cause of something, the main reason for something etc// --Her illness was caused mainly by stress.// --The workforce is mainly made up of women.// --I don't go out much, mainly because I have to look after the kids.// --Increased sales during the summer were mainly due to tourism.// --We talked about various things - work, mainly.//

mainly at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "mainly":
a fortiori, ab initio, ab ovo, aborigine, above all, all in all,
all the more, all things considered, almost entirely, altogether,
approximately, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation,
as per usual, as things go, as usual, at bottom, at first,
at large, at the start, before everything, broadly,
broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly, commonly, customarily,
dominantly, effectively, effectually, especially, essentially,
even, ever so, first, first and foremost, first of all,
first thing, firstly, from the beginning, generally,
generally speaking, habitually, in chief, in general,
in the beginning, in the main, indeed, initially, largely,
more than ever, most often, mostly, naturally, never so, no end,
normally, normatively, on balance, on the whole, ordinarily,
originally, overall, particularly, peculiarly, predominantly,
prescriptively, prevailingly, primarily, primo, principally,
regularly, roughly, roughly speaking, routinely,
speaking generally, still more, substantially, to be expected,
usually, virtually, yea

mainly at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADV] (Greatness): {to a marked degree}: particularly, remarkably, singularly, curiously, uncommonly, unusually, peculiarly, notably, strikingly, pointedly, mainly, chiefly, famously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously.

mainly at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

used to show that a statement is true to a large degree:
The people in the hotel were mainly foreign tourists. * an advertising campaign aimed mainly at teenagers * The population almost doubles in summer, mainly because of the jazz festival. * 'Where do you export to?' 'France, mainly.' * During the day it'll become mainly dry with clear skies.

Mainly at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Mainly \Main"ly\, adv. [From main strong. See {Main} strength.]
Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Mainly \Main"ly\, adv. [From main principal, chief.]
Principally; chiefly.

mainly at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adv : for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"
[syn: {chiefly}, {principally}, {primarily}, {in the

mainly at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: suffix » main|ly.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈmeɪnli/


Inter: en-adv » -
  • Inter: obsolet » e Forcefully, vigorously. Inter: defdate » 14th-17th c.
    1. Inter: RQ:Spenser Faerie Queen » e, III.i:
    2. : Mainly they all attonce vpon him laid, / And sore beset on euery side around ....
    3. Inter: obsolet » e Of the production of a sound: loudly, powerfully. Inter: defdate » 14th-19th c.
    4. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.31:
    5. : But in the end, mainly crying out, he fell to raling and wringing his master, upbraiding him that he was not a true Philosopher ....
    6. Inter: obsolet » e To a great degree; very much. Inter: defdate » 15th-19th c.
    7. Chiefly; for the most part. Inter: defdate » from 17th c.


      Inter: trans-top » chiefly; for the most part

  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » غالبًا Inter: IPAchar » (ğāliban)
  • Chinese: 主要 (zhǔyào)
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|voornamelijk
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|ĉefe, Inter: t- » eo|precipe
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pääosin, Inter: t- » fi|suurimmaksi osaksi, Inter: t+ » fi|pääasiassa, Inter: t- » fi|etupäässä, Inter: t- » fi|pääasiallisesti, Inter: t+ » fi|lähinnä, Inter: t- » fi|enimmäkseen, Inter: t- » fi|pitkälti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|surtout
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|hauptsächlich
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|főleg
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|principalmente

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: おもに (omoni)
    • Korean: 주로 (juro)
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|głównie
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|principalmente
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|îndeosebi, Inter: t- » ro|mai ales, Inter: t- » ro|mai cu seamă
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|главным образом|tr=glávnym óbrazom
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|principalmente
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|huvudsakligen
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|ledino

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * aminyl, amylin
    Category: Category:English focus adverbs -
    Translation: et » mainly
    Translation: es » mainly
    Translation: fr » mainly
    Translation: ko » mainly
    Translation: io » mainly
    Translation: it » mainly
    Translation: kn » mainly
    Translation: ku » mainly
    Translation: hu » mainly
    Translation: mg » mainly
    Translation: my » mainly
    Translation: nl » mainly
    Translation: pl » mainly
    Translation: ru » mainly
    Category: simple:mainly -
    Translation: fi » mainly
    Translation: sv » mainly
    Translation: te » mainly
    Translation: vi » mainly
    Translation: zh » mainly