HyperDic: center

English > 23 senses of the word center:
ADJECTIVEallcenter, halfway, middle, midwayequally distant from the extremes / extremes
allcenterof or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
NOUNlocationcenter, centre, middle, heart, eyean area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region
artifactcenter, center field, centerfieldthe piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher / catcher
artifactcenter, centrea building dedicated to a particular activity
locationcenter, centre, midpointa point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
cognitioncenter, kernel, substance, core, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
cognitioncenter, centre, center of attention, centre of attentionthe object upon which interest and attention focuses
bodycenter, centre, nerve center, nerve centrea cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
groupcenterthe middle of a military or naval formation
person center(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
person center, snapper(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
locationcenter, centrea place where some particular activity is concentrated
groupcenterpolitically moderate persons
person center(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team
foodcenter, centrethe sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
artifactcenter, plaza, mall, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centremercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers
actcenterthe position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
actcenter(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
actcentera position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
VERBstativecenter, focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate oncenter upon
cognitioncenter, concentrate, focus, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
motioncenter, centremove into the center
center > pronunciation
Soundsseh'ner; seh'nter
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
abductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > center: 23 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEqually distant from the extremes / extremes.
Synonymshalfway, middle, midway
BroadercentralIn or near a center or constituting a center
Spanishintermedio
Catalanintermedi
Nounscentera point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
English > center: 23 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually.
Narrowercentrist, middle-of-the-roadsupporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
OppositeleftOf or belonging to the political or intellectual left
rightOf or belonging to the political or intellectual right
Spanishcentrista
Nounscenterpolitically moderate persons
English > center: 23 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAn area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region.
Example"it is in the center of town"
Synonymscentre, middle, heart, eye
InstancesCity of London, the CityThe part of London situated within the ancient boundaries
Narrowercenter stage, centre stageThe central area on a theater stage
city center, city centre, central cityThe central part of a city
financial centerThe part of a city where financial institutions are centered
hubA center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation
inner cityThe older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
medical centerThe part of a city where medical facilities are centered
midfield(sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
midstreamThe middle of a stream
seatA center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
storm center, storm centreThe central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Spanishcentro, corazón, medio, ojo
Catalancentre, cor, mig, ull
Adjectivescentralin or near a center or constituting a center
centric, centricalhaving or situated at or near a center
English > center: 23 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher / catcher.
Example"he hit the ball to deep center"
Synonymscenter field, centerfield
Part ofoutfieldThe area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishcentro, exterior central
English > center: 23 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA building dedicated to a particular activity.
Example"they were raising money to build a new center for research"
Synonymcentre
Narrowerburn centerA center where patients with severe burns can be treated
call center, call centreA center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls (especially for taking orders or serving customers)
community center, civic centerA center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities
conference center, conference houseA center where conferences can be conducted
control centerThe operational center for a group of related activities
research center, research facilityA center where research is done
service clubA recreational center for servicemen
settlement houseA center in an underprivileged area that provides community services
student centerA center for student activities at a college or university
Broaderbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Spanishcentro
Catalancentre
English > center: 23 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.
Synonymscentre, midpoint
NarrowerbightThe middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
bowelsThe center of the Earth
bull's eye, bullThe center of a target
center of curvature, centre of curvatureThe center of the circle of curvature
center of gravity, centre of gravityThe point within something at which gravity can be considered to act
center of mass, centre of masspoint representing the mean position of the matter in a body
coreThe center of an object
coreThe central part of the Earth
navel, navel pointThe center point or middle of something
nombrilThe center point on a shield
nucleusThe positively charged dense center of an atom
nucleus(astronomy) the center of the head of a comet
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishcentro, medio, mitad, punto medio
Catalancentre, mig, punt mitjà
Adjectivescenterequally distant from the extremes / extremes
centralin or near a center or constituting a center
centric, centricalhaving or situated at or near a center
Verbscentermove into the center
English > center: 23 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Synonymskernel, substance, core, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància
Adjectivescentralserving as an essential component
English > center: 23 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningThe object upon which interest and attention focuses.
Example"his stories made him the center of the party"
Synonymscentre, center of attention, centre of attention
Narrowerconversation pieceSomething interesting that stimulates / stimulates conversation
crosshairsA center of interest
cynosureSomething that strongly attracts attention and admiration
eye-catcherA striking person or thing that attracts attention
BroaderobjectThe focus of cognitions or feelings
Spanishcentro de atención
Catalancentre d'atenció
Adjectivescentralserving as an essential component
Verbscenterdirect one's attention on something
centercenter upon
English > center: 23 senses > noun 7, body
MeaningA cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process.
Example"in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
Synonymscentre, nerve center, nerve centre
NarrowerBroca's area, Broca's center, Broca's gyrus, Broca's convolution, convolution of BrocaThe motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
Wernicke's area, Wernicke's centerThe auditory word center
auditory centerThe part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve
inferior colliculusAn essential auditory center in the midbrain
respiratory centerThe center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
rhinencephalon, olfactory brainA center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals
superior colliculusAn essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishcentro nervioso
Catalancentre nerviós
English > center: 23 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningThe middle of a military or naval formation.
Example"they had to reinforce the center"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
BroaderformationAn arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
English > center: 23 senses > noun 9, person
Meaning(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team.
Categorybasketball, basketball game, hoopsA game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players
InstancesRussell, Bill Russell, William Felton RussellUnited States basketball center (born in 1934)
Broaderbasketball player, basketeer, cagerAn athlete who plays basketball
English > center: 23 senses > noun 10, person
Meaning(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback.
Example"the center fumbled the handoff"
Synonymsnapper
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
BroaderlinemanOne of the players on the line of scrimmage
Spanishcentral, centrocampista, centro
Catalancentral, centrecampista, centre
English > center: 23 senses > noun 11, location
MeaningA place where some particular activity is concentrated.
Example"they received messages from several centers"
Synonymcentre
NarrowercapitalA center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product / product
nerve center, nerve centreA center that provides information and control
Broaderplace, propertyAny area set aside for a particular purpose
English > center: 23 senses > noun 12, group
Meaningpolitically moderate persons; centrists.
Memberscentrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationistA person who takes a position in the political center
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
Adjectivescenterof or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
English > center: 23 senses > noun 13, person
Meaning(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team.
Categoryice hockey, hockey, hockey gameA game / game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
Broaderhockey player, ice-hockey playerAn athlete who plays hockey
Spanishcentral
Catalancentral
English > center: 23 senses > noun 14, food
MeaningThe sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering.
Synonymcentre
Broadersweet, confectionA food rich in sugar
Substance ofchocolate candycandy made with chocolate
English > center: 23 senses > noun 15, artifact
Meaningmercantile 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.
Synonymsplaza, mall, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre
Partsfood courtAn area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
Broadermercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outletA place of business for retailing goods
Spanishcentro comercial, galerías, mall, plaza
Catalancentre comercial
English > center: 23 senses > noun 16, act
MeaningThe position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game.
Member ofhockey teamA team that plays ice hockey
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishcentro
English > center: 23 senses > noun 17, act
Meaning(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play.
Example"it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"
Member offootball team, elevenA team that plays football
Broaderlineman(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
English > center: 23 senses > noun 18, act
MeaningA position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game.
Member ofbasketball team, fiveA team that plays basketball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
English > center: 23 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningCenter upon.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Her entire attention centered on her children"
Synonymsfocus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on
Broaderrefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do withBe relevant to
Spanishcentrar, concentrar, enfocar
Catalancentrar, concentrar, enfocar
Nounscenterthe object upon which interest and attention focuses
centeringthe concentration of attention or energy on something
English > center: 23 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningdirect one's attention on something.
PatternSomebody ----s on something
Synonymsconcentrate, focus, centre, pore, rivet
Narrowerlisten, hear, take heedlisten and pay attention
recallCause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upDevote (oneself) fully to
thinkFocus one's attention on a certain state
zoom inExamine closely
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Similar torivethold (someone's attention)
Spanishcentrar, clavar, concentrarse, concentrar, enfocar, fijar
Catalancentrar, clavar, concentrar-se en, concentrar, enfocar, estar concentrat en, fixar
Nounscenterthe object upon which interest and attention focuses
centeringthe concentration of attention or energy on something
English > center: 23 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove into the center.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"That vase in the picture is not centered"
Synonymcentre
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsocenter oncenter upon
Nounscentera point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

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