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cen·ter

center

 
 
pronunciation:
sen tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point that is the same distance from all points on the outside line or surface of something; exact middle.
We will call the center of the circle point A.
similar words:
axis, median, middle
definition 2: the area or part of something that forms the middle.
There is a nut in the center of this candy.The post office is in the center of the town.
 
synonyms:
core, heart, kernel, middle
similar words:
belly, nucleus
definition 3: a place, person, or thing that is the main object of attention or interest.
There were many good paintings, but the unusual sculpture was the center of attention at the exhibit.
synonyms:
focus, hub
similar words:
nucleus, star
definition 4: a place of activity that attracts people from different places.
We play basketball at the community center on Saturdays.Mali was a center of commerce and learning in the Middle Ages.
synonyms:
base, focus, headquarters, hub, nucleus
similar words:
core, home, seat
definition 5: a player who is in a middle position on a playing field or court.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: centers, centering, centered
definition 1: to place at a center.
Please center the title on the page.
similar words:
focus, pinpoint
definition 2: to focus or concentrate.
We centered our thoughts on finding ways to help the people in need.
synonyms:
concentrate, focus
Word Parts  About this feature
The word center contains the following part:
centr, centri, centro Greek root that means center