Main

Main may refer to:

  • Main (river), a major river and tributary of the Rhine in Germany
  • Main River (Chukotka), a river in Far Eastern Siberia
  • Main River, an unincorporated community in Weldford Parish, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Main River (Newfoundland), a river in Newfoundland, Canada
  • Main (Northern Ireland), a river in Northern Ireland as seen at Map of Northern Ireland near the town of Ballymena
  • Saint Laurent Boulevard, a street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is known as "The Main"
  • Spanish Main, a name given to the Caribbean coast
  • Main Street, a generic street name
  • Main (lunar crater), a crater on the moon
  • Main function (programming), a common function in some programming languages
  • Main (surname), people with the surname Main
  • Main (band), experimental musicians
  • Ma'in, alternate spelling for the Minaeans, an ancient people of modern-day Yemen during the 1st millennium BC
  • Water main
  • Main course
  • Gas main
  • Chas. T. Main, an engineering company, later bought by Parsons Corporation
  • main as a synonym for the ocean, as in the song "Sailing, Sailing"
  • Mountain Area Information Network, an Internet service provider and web hosting service and operator of WPVM-LP (MAIN-FM) Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Famous quotes containing the word main:

    —the main jet
    Struggling aloft unti it seems at rest

    In the act of rising, until
    The very wish of water is reversed,
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    But oh, not the hills of Habersham,
    And oh, not the valleys of Hall
    Avail: I am fain for to water the plain.
    Downward, the voices of Duty call—
    Downward, to toil and be mixed with the main,
    The dry fields burn, and the mills are to turn,
    And a myriad flowers mortally yearn,
    And the lordly main from beyond the plain
    Calls o’er the hills of Habersham,
    Calls through the valleys of Hall.
    Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)

    Many women are reluctant to allow men to enter their domain. They don’t want men to acquire skills in what has traditionally been their area of competence and one of their main sources of self-esteem. So while they complain about the male’s unwillingness to share in domestic duties, they continually push the male out when he moves too confidently into what has previously been their exclusive world.
    Bettina Arndt (20th century)