[meyn-lahyn, -lahyn] /ˈmeɪnˌlaɪn, -ˈlaɪn/
verb (used without object), mainlined, mainlining. Slang.
to inject a narcotic, especially heroin, directly into a vein.
to use or enjoy something without restriction:
to mainline on TV movies.
verb (used with object), mainlined, mainlining. Slang.
to inject (a narcotic, especially heroin) directly into a vein.
to use, enjoy, or imbibe (something) without restriction:
mainlining coffee all day long.
having a principal, established, or widely accepted position; major; mainstream:
the membership of mainline churches.
also main-line, 1934, from main line in American English slang sense “principal vein into which drugs can be injected” (1933).
- Main loop
programming The top-level control flow construct in an input- or event-driven program, the one which receives and acts or dispatches on the program’s input events. See also driver. [Jargon File] (2004-03-12)
[meyn-lee] /ˈmeɪn li/ adverb 1. chiefly; principally; for the most part; in the main; to the greatest extent: Our success was due mainly to your efforts. The audience consisted mainly of students. 2. Obsolete. greatly; mightily; abundantly. /ˈmeɪnlɪ/ adverb 1. for the most part; to the greatest extent; principally 2. (obsolete) strongly; very much adv. […]
noun, Informal. 1. one’s best and most trusted male friend. 2. the most reliable, important, or respected man. 3. one’s main boyfriend. noun (slang, mainly US) 1. one’s best friend 2. a boss or leader noun phrase
- Main market
noun 1. the market for trading in the listed securities of companies on the London Stock Exchange Compare Third Market, Unlisted Securities Market