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Couture has a power that ready-to-wear can never have; the attention of les petites mains as they sew; all that love and belief goes into the cloth. That's what you feel when you wear it.
Amanda Harlech

Meaning of "mains" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAINS

mains  [meɪnz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAINS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mains is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAINS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mains

Mains may refer to: ▪ Mains electricity ▪ Mains power around the world ▪ Electricity transmission ▪ Public utility, "mains services", including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewage disposal ▪ Mains, the main buildings of a farm ▪ BMX racing ▪ Water mains...

Definition of mains in the English dictionary

The first definition of mains in the dictionary is the mains the main distribution network for water, gas, or electricity. Other definition of mains is the mains the place where the supply of water, electricity, or gas enters a building. Mains is also the mains the point in a wall where you can connect electrical equipment to the power supply.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAINS


afterpains
ˈɑːftəˌpeɪnz
brains
breɪnz
cremains
krɪˈmeɪnz
fains
feɪnz
gains
ɡeɪnz
Jane´s
dʒeɪnz
Keynes
keɪnz
pains
peɪnz
plains
pleɪnz
plainstanes
ˈpleɪnˌsteɪnz
rains
reɪnz
reins
reɪnz
remains
rɪˈmeɪnz
Staines
steɪnz
strains
ˈstreɪnz
wholegrains
ˈhəʊlɡreɪnz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAINS

mainline
mainliner
mainly
mainmast
mainor
mainpernor
mainprise
mains electricity
mains gas
mains set
mains supply
mains water
mainsail
mainsheet
mainspring
mainstay
mainstream
mainstream corporation tax
mainstreaming
mainstreeting

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAINS

Adirondack Mountains
Aix-les-Bains
blackout curtains
Blue Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
Catskill Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
curtains
Great Plains
growing pains
ill-gotten gains
monsoon rains
period pains
Rocky Mountains
Romains
Smoky Mountains
Tatra Mountains
the rains
Ural Mountains
White Mountains

Synonyms and antonyms of mains in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MAINS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mains» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mains

Translation of «mains» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAINS

Find out the translation of mains to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mains from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mains» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电源
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

red
570 millions of speakers

English

mains
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साधन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أنابيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сети
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alimentação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাইপের সাথে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuasa utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Netz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本管
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

메인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguồn điện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெயின்களின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुख्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şebeke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di rete
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sieciowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мережі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de alimentare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δικτύου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoofleiding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elnätet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strømnettet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mains

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAINS»

The term «mains» is very widely used and occupies the 9.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAINS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mains» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mains» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mains

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2 QUOTES WITH «MAINS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mains.
1
Marion Barry
People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
2
Amanda Harlech
Couture has a power that ready-to-wear can never have; the attention of les petites mains as they sew; all that love and belief goes into the cloth. That's what you feel when you wear it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAINS»

Discover the use of mains in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mains and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Grain Mains
Tips on quick-cooking grains or precooking ahead of time make cooking with these hearty staples practical for weeknights, and many are appropriate (or can be modified) for vegetarian and vegan diets.Grain Mains is a modern manifesto for ...
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
2
Tales of the Kingdom
Twelve stories centering on the adventures of two orphaned brothers who escape a polluted city ruled by an evil enchanter to seek their exiled king in the place where trees grow.
David R. Mains, Karen Burton Mains, 2000
3
Mains: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
4
Workshop on Condition Assessment Inspection Devices for ...
The work program was carried out according to a number of specific tasks: . A detailed literature and manufacturer search and review of non-interruptive condition assessment inspection devices for large diameter transmission mains.
K. Lillie, C. Reed, M Rodgers, 2005
5
On Gas Pockets in Wastewater Pressure Mains and Their Effect ...
In practice, it appeared that large volumes of gas were present in these mains, which caused the flow capacity to decrease in time. A consequence of this reduction can be that the sewer system is not drained fast enough.
Christof Laurens Lubbers, 2007
6
Investigation of Grey Cast Iron Water Mains to Develop a ...
The principal objective of this research project was to develop a methodology that would assist water distribution engineers estimating the optimum time to replace grey cast iron water mains.
Balvant Rajani, 2000
7
Practices to Prevent Microbiological Contamination of Water ...
"The objective of this project was to identify and develop Good Practices that can realistically be implemented by water utilities for preventing microbiological contamination associated with the installation, rehabilitation, and repair of ...
Greg Pierson, 2001
8
External Corrosion and Corrosion Control of Buried Water Mains
MAINS. -. CAUSES. AND. SOLUTIONS. MANAGEMENT Motivation: The Cost of Corrosion When considering factors affecting corrosion, it is important to note that the water utility industry has a unique perspective on corrosion and corrosion ...
‎2004
9
Hope Is Cut: Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban ...
Daniel Mains' detailed and moving ethnographic study, Hope is Cut, examines young men's struggles to retain hope for the future in the midst of economic uncertainty and cultural globalization.
Daniel Mains, 2011
10
Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others ...
In this classic on Christian hospitality, Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore a biblical and spiritual approach to using your home to care for others.
Karen Burton Mains, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAINS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mains is used in the context of the following news items.
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When city's water mains break, homeowners pay up - Insider - Story
When city's water mains break, homeowners pay up. Lisa Bernard-Kuhn. 5:00 AM, Jul 21, 2015. Mariemont homeowners Ed Eismann and Jane Lewin continue ... «WCPO, Jul 15»
2
Gwendolyn Johnston Mains - Indianapolis Star
Gwendolyn Johnston Mains. passed peacefully from this life on July 15, 2015. She was born  June 22, 1917 in St. George, S.C. – the ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
3
Mains gas supply unable to meet demand for Levee restaurant strip …
GAS ESSENTIAL: An adequate gas supply is essential if The Levee is to go ahead, says developer Carlo Rossi. A restaurant planned for The ... «The Maitland Mercury, Jul 15»
4
Den o' Mains ponds an 'eyesore'
Visitors have hit out at the condition of the ponds at Den o' Mains, in Caird Park, which have been taken over by algae and vegetation. «Evening Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
MRS. MAINS
AUGUSTA | Mrs. Marjorie J. Mains, 77, of Brooksville, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the Bracken County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ... «Ledger Independent, Jul 15»
6
Maintenance set on water mains next week in Corning
The City of Corning has announced that water crews will conduct scheduled maintenance of water mains next week to replace aging valves at ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Water Mains Break in Hollywood, Again
Water main breaks were reported overnight in the areas of Hollywood, Hollywood Hills and Silver Lake, authorities said. The Hollywood break ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
8
It's raining mains
... and while water produced by the current treatment plant meets requirements, cracks in the old steel mains could lead to contamination. «Rossland News, Jul 15»
9
Mains won't corrode
GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Contractors replacing $2.5 million worth of the city's 90-year-old water mains this summer are on a slippery slope. «Grosse Pointe News, Jul 15»
10
Officials probe Phuket water mains project
PHUKET: — Officials have launched an investigation into a public water mains project on Koh Sirey after local residents complained that a busy ... «ThaiVisa News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mains [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mains>. Jan 2020 ».
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