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    center - Dictionary definition and meaning for word center

    Definition
    (noun) an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    Synonyms : centre , eye , heart , middle
    Example Sentence
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
    Definition
    (noun) the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    Synonyms : center field , centerfield
    Example Sentence
    • he hit the ball to deep center
    Definition
    (noun) a building dedicated to a particular activity
    Synonyms : centre
    Example Sentence
    • they were raising money to build a new center for research
    Definition
    (noun) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
    Synonyms : centre , midpoint
    Definition
    (noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    Example Sentence
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
    Definition
    (noun) the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    Example Sentence
    • his stories made him the center of the party
    Definition
    (noun) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    Example Sentence
    • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere
    Definition
    (noun) the middle of a military or naval formation
    Example Sentence
    • they had to reinforce the center
    Definition
    (noun) (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team Definition
    (noun) (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    Synonyms : snapper
    Example Sentence
    • the center fumbled the handoff
    Definition
    (noun) a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    Synonyms : centre
    Example Sentence
    • they received messages from several centers
    Definition
    (noun) politically moderate persons; centrists Definition
    (noun) (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team Definition
    (noun) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
    Synonyms : centre
    Definition
    (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
    Example Sentence
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
    • they spent their weekends at the local malls
    Definition
    (noun) the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game Definition
    (noun) (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
    Example Sentence
    • it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback
    Definition
    (noun) a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game Definition
    (verb) center upon
    Example Sentence
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work
    Definition
    (verb) direct one's attention on something
    Synonyms : centre , concentrate , focus , pore , rivet
    Example Sentence
    • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
    Definition
    (verb) move into the center
    Synonyms : centre
    Example Sentence
    • That vase in the picture is not centered
    Definition
    (adj) equally distant from the extremes
    Synonyms : halfway , middle , midway
    Definition
    (adj) of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
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