meaning of amain

amain meaning in General Dictionary

To lower the topsail in token of surrender to produce

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  • to lessen as a sail a lawn etc
  • With may with complete force vigorously violently exceedingly
  • at full speed; with great haste
  • with your energy
  • With may well; with complete power; vigorously; violently; extremely.
  • At full speed; in great haste; in addition, at a time.
  • to lessen, as a sail, a yard, etc.
  • to lessen the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.

amain meaning in Urban Dictionary

amain... a complete misspelling of amainI DID IT AGAIN!!!AMAZING


amain meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from primary (adj.) by example with other terms in a- (such as afoot).


amain meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) With may well; with full force; vigorously; violently; exceedingly.

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  • (letter.) At full speed; in great haste; additionally, simultaneously.
  • (v. t.) To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.
  • (v. i.) to lessen the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.