|adv.||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.
|2.||At full speed; in great haste; also, at once.|
|v. t.||1.||(Naut.) To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.|
|v. i.||1.||(Naut.) To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.|
|Adv.||1.||amain - at full speed; with great haste; "the children ran down the hill amain"|
|2.||amain - with all your strength; "he pulled the ropes amain"|
Synonyms: with full force