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center

cen·ter

center

 
 
pronunciation:
sen tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point that is equidistant from all points on the boundaries of something; exact middle.
synonyms:
dead center
similar words:
axis, median, middle, midpoint
definition 2: an axis or point around which something revolves or rotates.
synonyms:
axis, hub, nave, nucleus, pivot
similar words:
center of gravity, convergence, crux, eye, focus
definition 3: the area or part of something that forms the middle or the innermost part.
They moved the furniture to the center of the room before painting.These chocolate drops have liquid centers.
synonyms:
core, heart, kernel, marrow, middle, pith
antonyms:
surface
similar words:
belly, nucleus
definition 4: a place of focused or centralized activity.
shopping centercommunity center
synonyms:
base, focus, headquarters, hub, nerve center, nucleus
similar words:
convergence, core, home, seat
definition 5: a place, person, or thing that is the main object of attention or interest.
She is always the center of attention.
synonyms:
focus, hub
similar words:
centerpiece, crux, cynosure, nucleus, star
definition 6: in sports, a player occupying a middle position on a court or field.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: centered, centering, centers
definition 1: to place at a center.
Please center the title on the page.
similar words:
centralize, concenter, converge, focus, pinpoint
definition 2: to focus or concentrate.
We centered our thoughts on her recent death.
synonyms:
concentrate, focus
similar words:
converge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be focused.
The discussion centered on the new problems.
synonyms:
concentrate, focus
similar words:
centralize
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