[meyn; German mahyn] /meɪn; German maɪn/ noun 1. a river in central and W Germany, flowing W from the Bohemian Forest in N Bavaria into the Rhine at Mainz. 305 miles (490 km) long. /meɪn/ adjective (prenominal) 1. chief or principal in rank, importance, size, etc 2. sheer or utmost (esp in the phrase by […]
noun, Nautical. 1. the part of the mainmast situated immediately above, and generally formed as a single spar with, the main topgallantmast.
[meynz] /meɪnz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) British Dialect. 1. the or home farm of a manor, as where the ownerlives; manse. [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 […]
[meyn-seyl; Nautical meyn-suh l] /ˈmeɪnˌseɪl; Nautical ˈmeɪn səl/ noun, Nautical. 1. the lowermost on a mainmast. /ˈmeɪnˌseɪl; nautical ˈmeɪnsəl/ noun 1. (nautical) the largest and lowermost sail on the mainmast MAchine INdependent SAIL.