Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
central

cen·tral

central

 
 
pronunciation:
sen trl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or being the center.
The main library is in the central part of town.
synonyms:
centric, medial, median, mid, middle
antonyms:
outlying, peripheral
similar words:
axial, intermediate, middlemost, midmost
definition 2: being the main point of contact and dominant influence for all parts of a system or organization.
All staff interviews are conducted at the company's central office.The suspected spy was taken to central headquarters for questioning.
synonyms:
head, home
similar words:
chief, main, principal
definition 3: principal; essential.
The novel has three central characters and numerous minor characters.The transporting of food supplies to the troops was central to the war effort.
synonyms:
chief, crucial, key, main, pivotal, principal
antonyms:
peripheral
similar words:
capital, cardinal, essential, fundamental
definition 4: easily reached from many points or areas.
He found a central location for his shop.
antonyms:
remote
similar words:
accessible, centralized, convenient
derivation: centrally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word central contains the following part: