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Meaning of MAINLY

Pronunciation:  'meynlee

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  for the most part; "he is mainly interested in butterflies"

MAINLY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: chiefly, in the main, primarily, principally



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Main"ly\, adv. [From main strong. See {Main} strength.]
    Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  2. \Main"ly\, adv. [From main principal, chief.]
    Principally; chiefly.
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