Definitions for center

Definitions for (noun) center

Main entry: center

Definition: a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

Main entry: center

Definition: (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

Usage: it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback

Main entry: center

Definition: the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

Main entry: center, centre

Definition: a building dedicated to a particular activity

Usage: they were raising money to build a new center for research

Main entry: center, center field, centerfield

Definition: the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

Usage: he hit the ball to deep center

Main entry: mall, center, plaza, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall

Definition: 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

Usage: a good plaza should have a movie house; they spent their weekends at the local malls

Main entry: nerve center, nerve centre, centre, center

Definition: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

Usage: in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

Main entry: center, center of attention, centre, centre of attention

Definition: the object upon which interest and attention focuses

Usage: his stories made him the center of the party

Main entry: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Main entry: centre, center

Definition: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

Main entry: center

Definition: politically moderate persons; centrists

Main entry: center

Definition: the middle of a military or naval formation

Usage: they had to reinforce the center

Main entry: centre, center

Definition: a place where some particular activity is concentrated

Usage: they received messages from several centers

Main entry: center, centre, midpoint

Definition: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

Main entry: eye, heart, centre, center, middle

Definition: an area that is approximately central within some larger region

Usage: it is in the center of town; they ran forward into the heart of the struggle; they were in the eye of the storm

Main entry: center, snapper

Definition: (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

Usage: the center fumbled the handoff

Main entry: center

Definition: (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

Main entry: center

Definition: (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

Definitions for (verb) center

Main entry: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore

Definition: direct one's attention on something

Usage: Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Main entry: centre, center

Definition: move into the center

Usage: That vase in the picture is not centered

Main entry: revolve about, revolve around, concentrate on, focus on, center, center on

Definition: center upon

Usage: Her entire attention centered on her children; Our day revolved around our work

Definitions for (adj) center

Main entry: center, middle, midway, halfway

Definition: equally distant from the extremes

Main entry: center

Definition: of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

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