Definition of Center
1. Noun. An area that is approximately central within some larger region. "They were in the eye of the storm"
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Center Stage, Centre Stage, Central City, City Center, City Centre, Storm Center, Storm Centre, Financial Center, Hub, Inner City, Medical Center, Midfield, Seat, Midstream
Specialized synonyms: City Of London, The City
Derivative terms: Central, Centric, Centrical, Middle
2. Verb. Center upon. "Our day revolved around our work"
Generic synonyms: Bear On, Come To, Concern, Have-to Doe With, Pertain, Refer, Relate, Touch, Touch On
Derivative terms: Centering
3. Adjective. Equally distant from the extremes.
4. Noun. The piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher. "He hit the ball to deep center"
Group relationships: Outfield
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract
5. Verb. Direct one's attention on something. "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
Specialized synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Soak Up, Steep, Recall, Think, Zoom In, Hear, Listen, Take Heed
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Related verbs: Rivet
Derivative terms: Centering, Concentration, Concentration, Focus, Focusing, Focussing
6. Adjective. Of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually.
7. Noun. A building dedicated to a particular activity. "They were raising money to build a new center for research"
Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice
Specialized synonyms: Burn Center, Call Center, Call Centre, Civic Center, Community Center, Conference Center, Conference House, Control Center, Research Center, Research Facility, Service Club, Settlement House, Student Center
8. Verb. Move into the center. "That vase in the picture is not centered"
9. Noun. A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.
Specialized synonyms: Bight, Center Of Curvature, Centre Of Curvature, Bowels, Bull, Bull's Eye, Center Of Gravity, Centre Of Gravity, Center Of Mass, Centre Of Mass, Core, Navel, Navel Point, Nombril, Core, Nucleus, Nucleus
Generic synonyms: Point
Derivative terms: Central, Centric, Centrical, Centre
10. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Specialized synonyms: Bare Bones, Hypostasis, Haecceity, Quiddity, Quintessence, Stuff
Derivative terms: Central, Essential, Meaty, Pithy, Summate
11. Noun. The object upon which interest and attention focuses. "His stories made him the center of the party"
Generic synonyms: Object
Specialized synonyms: Conversation Piece, Crosshairs, Cynosure, Eye-catcher
Derivative terms: Central
12. Noun. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process. "In most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
Generic synonyms: Neural Structure
Specialized synonyms: Auditory Center, Olfactory Brain, Rhinencephalon, Broca's Area, Broca's Center, Broca's Convolution, Broca's Gyrus, Convolution Of Broca, Wernicke's Area, Wernicke's Center, Superior Colliculus, Inferior Colliculus, Respiratory Center
13. Noun. The middle of a military or naval formation. "They had to reinforce the center"
Generic synonyms: Formation
14. Noun. (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team.
Generic synonyms: Basketball Player, Basketeer, Cager
Specialized synonyms: Bill Russell, Russell, William Felton Russell
15. Noun. (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback. "The center fumbled the handoff"
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Lineman
Derivative terms: Snap
16. Noun. A place where some particular activity is concentrated. "They received messages from several centers"
Generic synonyms: Place, Property
Specialized synonyms: Nerve Center, Nerve Centre, Capital
17. Noun. Politically moderate persons; centrists.
Member holonyms: Centrist, Middle Of The Roader, Moderate, Moderationist
18. Noun. (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team.
Generic synonyms: Hockey Player, Ice-hockey Player
19. Noun. The sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering.
20. Noun. Mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace. "They spent their weekends at the local malls"
Terms within: Food Court
Generic synonyms: Mercantile Establishment, Outlet, Retail Store, Sales Outlet
21. Noun. The position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game.
22. Noun. (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play. "It is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"
23. Noun. A position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game.
Definition of Center
1. n. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place.
2. v. i. To be placed in a center; to be central.
3. v. t. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
Definition of Center
1. Noun. The point in the interior of a circle or sphere that is equidistant from all points on the circumference. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
2. Noun. The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges. ¹
3. Noun. (geometry) The point on a line that is midway between the ends. ¹
4. Noun. (geometry) The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume). ¹
5. Noun. A place where some function or activity occurs. ¹
6. Noun. A topic that is particularly important in a given context. ¹
7. Noun. (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket. ¹
8. Noun. (ice hockey) The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs. ¹
9. Noun. (American football) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play. ¹
10. Noun. (Canadian football) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play. ¹
11. Noun. (netball) A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles. ¹
12. Noun. (soccer) A pass played into the centre of the pitch. ¹
13. Noun. (rugby) One of the backs operating in a central area of the pitch, either the inside centre or outside centre. ¹
14. Adjective. Of, at, or related to a center. ¹
15. Verb. (transitive) To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area. ¹
16. Verb. (transitive) To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes. ¹
17. Verb. (intransitive) To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Center
1. to place at the center (the midpoint) [v -ED, -ING, -S]
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Literary usage of Center
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"the paper with its center located at p. Concentrated at each end of the rod 1 — 2 ... When the system revolves about 0 as center, the point p will have a ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"center, might differ widely in different individuals. ... This collection of cells forms the beginning of the higher auditory center, but it is never ..."
3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"These two forms of partial aphasia indicate that the connection between the speech center and either the auditory or visual center maybe interrupted without ..."
4. A Text-book of Physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1907)
"If the connections of this center with the blood-vessels are destroyed ... Throughout life the vasoconstrictor center is in tone the intensity 1 Fig. 235. ..."