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Meaning of AMAIN

Pronunciation:  u'meyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  with all your strength; "he pulled the ropes amain"
  2. [adv]  at full speed; with great haste; "the children ran down the hill amain"

AMAIN is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: with full force



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*main"\, adv. [Pref. a- + main. See 2d {Main}, n.]
    1. With might; with full force; vigorously; violently;
             They on the hill, which were not yet come to blows,
             perceiving the fewness of their enemies, came down
             amain.                                --Milton.
             That striping giant, ill-bred and scoffing, shouts
             amain.                                --T. Parker.
    2. At full speed; in great haste; also, at once. ``They fled
       amain.'' --Holinshed.
  2. \A*main"\, v. t. [F. amener. See {Amenable}.] (Naut.)
    To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.
  3. \A*main"\, v. i. (Naut.)
    To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.