A*main" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + main. See 2d Main, n.]


With might; with full force; vigorously; violently; exceedingly.

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.


At full speed; in great haste; also, at once.

"They fled amain."



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A*main", v. t. [F. amener. See Amenable.] Naut.

To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.


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A*main", v. i. Naut.

To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.


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