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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amain  \A*main"\,  v.  t.  [F.  amener  See  {Amenable}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  lower,  as  a  sail,  a  yard,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amain  \A*main"\,  v.  i.  (Naut.) 
  To  lower  the  topsail,  in  token  of  surrender;  to  yield. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amain  \A*main"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  main.  See  2d  {Main},  n.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  At  full  speed;  in  great  haste;  also  at  once.  ``They  fled 
  amain.''  --Holinshed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amain 
  adv  1:  at  full  speed;  with  great  haste;  "the  children  ran  down  the 
  hill  amain" 
  2:  with  all  your  strength;  "he  pulled  the  ropes  amain"  [syn:  {with 
  full  force}] 




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