[meyn-lee] /ˈmeɪn li/

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.
Obsolete. greatly; mightily; abundantly.
for the most part; to the greatest extent; principally
(obsolete) strongly; very much

late 13c., “vigorously,” from main (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “especially” is from c.1400; that of “for the most part” is from 1660s.


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