[French man gohsh] /French mɛ̃ ˈgoʊʃ/
a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.
noun 1. the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about: Find the main idea in each paragraph.
[meyn] /meɪn/ adjective 1. chief in size, extent, or importance; principal; leading: the company’s main office; the main features of a plan. 2. sheer; utmost, as strength or force: to lift a stone by main force. 3. of or relating to a broad expanse: main sea. 4. Grammar. syntactically independent; capable of use in isolation. […]
[meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/ noun 1. the principal of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula: the mainland of Greece. 2. (in Hawaii) the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. [meyn-land, -luh nd] /ˈmeɪnˌlænd, -lənd/ noun 1. the largest of the Shetland Islands. About 200 sq. mi. (520 sq. […]
noun 1. the People’s Republic of China, as distinguished from Taiwan.