Synonyms for (noun) center

Synonyms: center

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

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lineman

Definition: (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage


Synonyms: center

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

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: center, centre

Definition: a building dedicated to a particular activity

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

Similar words: building, edifice

Definition: a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

Usage: there was a three-story building on the corner; it was an imposing edifice


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel, parcel of land

Definition: an extended area of land


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outlet

Definition: a place of business for retailing goods


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: neural structure

Definition: a structure that is part of the nervous system


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: object

Definition: the focus of cognitions or feelings

Usage: objects of thought; the object of my affection


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: centre, center

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

Similar words: confection, sweet

Definition: a food rich in sugar


Synonyms: center

Definition: politically moderate persons; centrists

Similar words: social class, socio-economic class, class, stratum

Definition: people having the same social, economic, or educational status

Usage: the working class; an emerging professional class


Synonyms: center

Definition: the middle of a military or naval formation

Usage: they had to reinforce the center

Similar words: formation

Definition: an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

Usage: a defensive formation; a formation of planes


Synonyms: centre, center

Definition: a place where some particular activity is concentrated

Usage: they received messages from several centers

Similar words: property, place

Definition: any area set aside for a particular purpose

Usage: who owns this place?; the president was concerned about the property across from the White House


Synonyms: center, centre, midpoint

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

Similar words: point

Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: area, country

Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lineman

Definition: one of the players on the line of scrimmage


Synonyms: center

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

Similar words: basketball player, basketeer, cager

Definition: an athlete who plays basketball


Synonyms: center

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

Similar words: hockey player, ice-hockey player

Definition: an athlete who plays hockey

Synonyms for (verb) center

Synonyms: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore

Definition: direct one's attention on something

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

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: centre, center

Definition: move into the center

Usage: That vase in the picture is not centered

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: concern, bear on, come to, refer, relate, touch, touch on, have-to doe with, pertain

Definition: be relevant to

Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for (adjective) center

Synonyms: center, middle, midway, halfway

Definition: equally distant from the extremes

Similar words: central

Definition: in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

Usage: a central position


Synonyms: center

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

Similar words: centrist, middle-of-the-road

Definition: supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative