MAIN(A)

main(a)

1. [Adjective]: of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"

2. of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"

3. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"

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