verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- mainstream corporation tax,
Origin of mainstream
Examples from the Web for mainstream
Many Jewish women have been accepted as conventional, mainstream hot.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For OK Go, the four-piece band from Chicago, mainstream success started with eight treadmills and a choreographed dance routine.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, there are radicals in the LGBT community who really are opposed to mainstream values—and some of them are my friends!
Dispensaries feel comfortable getting on board with a mainstream shopping holiday.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’|Abby Haglage|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, even today, this how most conflicts around the globe are still portrayed by much of the mainstream media.
And where, for the first time, the American mainstream includes all of our disabled citizens.
This species may have utilized the mainstream as a refugium in the drought of 1952-'56.
Longnose gar were abundant in the mainstream of the Big Blue River but usually evaded capture.Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas|W. L. Minckley
There is evidence that the theory of Nursing as Caring has entered the mainstream of nursing thought.Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
With the return of continuous flow and a consequent rise in turbidity, bass declined in abundance in the mainstream.
- the main current (of a river, cultural trend, etc)in the mainstream of modern literature
- (as modifier)mainstream politics
also main-stream, main stream, "principal current of a river," 1660s, from main (adj.) + stream (n.); hence, "prevailing direction in opinion, popular taste, etc.," a figurative use first attested in Carlyle (1831). Mainstream media attested by 1980 in language of U.S. leftists critical of coverage of national affairs.
The prevailing current or direction of a movement or influence: “The candidate's speech represented the mainstream thinking on economic policy.”