Dictionary Results for center


1. center - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): centre, middle, heart, eye

Hypernym(s): area, country




2. center - noun

· the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"

Synonym(s): center_field, centerfield

Hypernym(s): tract, piece_of_land, piece_of_ground, parcel_of_land, parcel




3. center - noun

· a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research"

Synonym(s): centre

Hypernym(s): building, edifice




4. center - noun

· a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

Synonym(s): centre, midpoint

Hypernym(s): point




5. center - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): kernel, substance, core, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart_and_soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

Hypernym(s): content, cognitive_content, mental_object




6. center - noun

· the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"

Synonym(s): centre, center_of_attention, centre_of_attention

Hypernym(s): object




7. center - noun

· a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

Synonym(s): centre, nerve_center, nerve_centre

Hypernym(s): neural_structure




8. center - noun

· the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center"

Hypernym(s): formation




9. center - noun

· (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

Hypernym(s): basketball_player, basketeer, cager




10. center - noun

· (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"

Synonym(s): snapper

Hypernym(s): lineman




11. center - noun

· a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"

Synonym(s): centre

Hypernym(s): place, property




12. center - noun

· politically moderate persons; centrists

Hypernym(s): class, stratum, social_class, socio-economic_class




13. center - noun

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

Hypernym(s): hockey_player, ice-hockey_player




14. center - noun

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

Synonym(s): centre

Hypernym(s): sweet, confection




15. center - noun

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

Synonym(s): plaza, mall, shopping_mall, shopping_center, shopping_centre

Hypernym(s): mercantile_establishment, retail_store, sales_outlet, outlet




16. center - noun

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

Hypernym(s): position




17. center - noun

· (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

Hypernym(s): lineman




18. center - noun

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

Hypernym(s): position




19. center - verb

· center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"

Synonym(s): focus_on, center_on, revolve_around, revolve_about, concentrate_on

Hypernym(s): refer, pertain, relate, concern, come_to, bear_on, touch, touch_on, have_to_do_with




20. center - verb

· direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Synonym(s): concentrate, focus, centre, pore, rivet

Hypernym(s): think, cogitate, cerebrate




21. center - verb

· move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered"

Synonym(s): centre

Hypernym(s): move, displace




22. center - adjective

· equally distant from the extremes

Synonym(s): halfway, middle, midway




23. center - adjective

· of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

Antonym(s): right, left





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