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Centre Definition

Noun: centre  sen-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: center)

  1. An area that is approximately central within some larger region
    "it is in the centre of town";
    - center [US], middle, heart, eye
     
  2. The piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    "he hit the ball to deep centre";
    - center field [US], centerfield [US], center [US], centre field [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. A building dedicated to a particular activity
    "they were raising money to build a new centre for research";
    - center [US]
     
  4. A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
    - center [US], midpoint
     
  5. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the centre of the prosecutor's argument";
    - kernel, substance, core, center [US], essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
     
  6. The object upon which interest and attention focuses
    "his stories made him the centre of the party";
    - center [US], center of attention [US], centre of attention [Brit, Cdn]
     
  7. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    "in most people the speech centre is in the left hemisphere";
    - center [US], nerve center [US], nerve centre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  8. (military) the middle of a military or naval formation
    "they had to reinforce the centre";
    - center [US]
     
  9. (basketball) the person who plays centre on a basketball team
    - center [US]
     
  10. (football) the person who plays centre on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    "the centre fumbled the handoff";
    - center [US], snapper
     
  11. A place where some particular activity is concentrated
    "they received messages from several centres";
    - center [US]
     
  12. Politically moderate persons; centrists
    - center [US]
     
  13. (ice hockey) the person who plays centre on a hockey team
    - center [US]
     
  14. The sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
    - center [US]
     
  15. 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 centre should have a movie house"; "a good shopping centre should have a movie house"; "a good centre should have a movie house";
    - plaza, mall, center [US], shopping mall, shopping center [US], shopping centre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  16. The position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
    - center [US]
     
  17. (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
    "it is a centre's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback";
    - center [US]
     
  18. A position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
    - center [US]
Verb: centre  sen-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: center)
  1. Centre upon
    "Her entire attention centred on her children";
    - focus on, center on [US], revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center [US], centre on [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Direct one's attention on something
    - concentrate, focus, center [US], pore, rivet
     
  3. Move into the centre
    "That vase in the picture is not centred";
    - center [US]
Adjective: centre  sen-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: center)
  1. Equally distant from the extremes
    - center [US], halfway, middle, midway
     
  2. Of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
    - center [US]
Noun: Centre
  1. A low-lying region in central France

See also:
center
cerate

Anagrams created from the word centre

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