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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.
We will call the center of the circle point A.
synonyms:
dead center
similar words:
axis, median, middle, midpoint
definition 2: an axis or point around which something revolves or rotates.
The Earth had been considered the center of the solar system, with other celestial bodies revolving around it.
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.
They're built a shopping center on that land back in the sixties.They give some excellent art classes at the community 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.
As an only child, he'd been somewhat used to being the center of attention in his family.A very unusual sculpture was the center of interest at the exhibit.
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.
The center snapped the football to the quarterback.
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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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