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NOUN (9)

1. a low-lying region in central France;

2. an area that is approximately central within some larger region;
- Example: "it is in the center of town"
- Example: "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
- Example: "they were in the eye of the storm"
[syn: center, centre, middle, heart, eye]

3. a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure;
[syn: center, centre, midpoint]

4. a place where some particular activity is concentrated;
- Example: "they received messages from several centers"
[syn: center, centre]

5. the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering;
[syn: center, centre]

6. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;
- Example: "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"
- Example: "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"
- Example: "the nub of the story"
[syn: kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty]

7. the object upon which interest and attention focuses;
- Example: "his stories made him the center of the party"
[syn: center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention]

8. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;
- Example: "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
[syn: center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre]

9. a building dedicated to a particular activity;
- Example: "they were raising money to build a new center for research"
[syn: center, centre]


VERB (2)

1. move into the center;
- Example: "That vase in the picture is not centered"
[syn: center, centre]

2. direct one's attention on something;
- Example: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
[syn: concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Center \Cen"ter\, Centre \Cen"tre\ v. i. [imp. & p. p. Centered or Centred (s[e^]n"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Centering or Centring.] 1. To be placed in a center; to be central. [1913 Webster] 2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center. [1913 Webster] Where there is no visible truth wherein to center, error is as wide as men's fancies. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Center
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Center \Cen"ter\, Centre \Cen"tre\, v. t. 1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To collect to a point; to concentrate. [1913 Webster] Thy joys are centered all in me alone. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mech.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center. [1913 Webster] Centerbit
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

centre \cen"tre\, n. & v. See Center. [chiefly British] [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Centre n 1: a low-lying region in central France 2: an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm" [syn: center, centre, middle, heart, eye] 3: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure [syn: center, centre, midpoint] 4: a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers" [syn: center, centre] 5: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering [syn: center, centre] 6: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty- gritty] 7: the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party" [syn: center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention] 8: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere" [syn: center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre] 9: a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research" [syn: center, centre] v 1: move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered" [syn: center, centre] 2: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet]
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Centre -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 135758 Housing Units (2000): 53161 Land area (2000): 1107.533150 sq. miles (2868.497568 sq. km) Water area (2000): 4.317701 sq. miles (11.182795 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1111.850851 sq. miles (2879.680363 sq. km) Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42 Location: 40.887275 N, 77.834459 W Headwords: Centre Centre, PA Centre County Centre County, PA
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Centre, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 3216 Housing Units (2000): 1515 Land area (2000): 10.968141 sq. miles (28.407354 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.105972 sq. miles (0.274466 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.074113 sq. miles (28.681820 sq. km) FIPS code: 13648 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 34.159181 N, 85.674742 W ZIP Codes (1990): 35960 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Centre, AL Centre