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

  • Word of the Day

    shaI st@r

    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

    see more
  • Vocabulary of the Day

    neI seI @r

    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

    see more


Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sen tr@l

definition 1:  of or being the center.
example:  The main library is in the central part of town.

definition 2:  being the main point of contact and dominant influence for all parts of a system or organization.
example:  All staff interviews are conducted at the company’s central office.
example:  The suspected spy was taken to central headquarters for questioning.

definition 3:  principal; essential.
example:  The novel has three central characters and numerous minor characters.
example:  The transporting of food supplies to the troops was central to the war effort.

See full entry