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center

adjective (a)

  • of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually (adj.all)
    Antonym: left
    source: wordnet30

noun (n)

  • an area that is approximately central within some larger region (noun.location)
    Synonym: centre, eye, heart, middle
    Example:
    It is in the center of town.
    source: wordnet30
  • the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He hit the ball to deep center.
    source: wordnet30
  • a building dedicated to a particular activity (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: centre
    Example:
    They were raising money to build a new center for research.
    source: wordnet30
  • a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure (noun.location)
    Synonym: centre, midpoint
    source: wordnet30
  • the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • the object upon which interest and attention focuses (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    His stories made him the center of the party.
    source: wordnet30
  • a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process (noun.body)
    Example:
    In most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere.
    source: wordnet30
  • the middle of a military or naval formation (noun.group)
    Example:
    They had to reinforce the center.
    source: wordnet30
  • (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback (noun.person)
    Synonym: snapper
    Example:
    The center fumbled the handoff.
    source: wordnet30
  • a place where some particular activity is concentrated (noun.location)
    Example:
    They received messages from several centers.
    source: wordnet30
  • politically moderate persons; centrists (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play (noun.act)
    Example:
    It is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback.
    source: wordnet30
  • a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • equally distant from the extremes (adj.all)
    Synonym: halfway, middle, midway
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • center upon (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Her entire attention centered on her children.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct one's attention on something (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • move into the center (verb.motion)
    Example:
    That vase in the picture is not centered.
    source: wordnet30
  • To be placed in a center; to be central. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To place or fix in the center or on a central point. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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