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centre



I - noun
1. 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, middle, heart, eye
Derivationally related forms:
middle (for: middle), central (for: center), centric (for: center), centrical (for: center)
Hypernyms:
area, country
Hyponyms:
center stage, centre stage, city center, city centre, central city,
storm center, storm centre, financial center, hub, inner city, medical center,
midfield, seat, midstream
Instance Hyponyms:
City of London, the City
2. a building dedicated to a particular activity
- they were raising money to build a new center for research
Syn:
center
Hypernyms:
building, edifice
Hyponyms:
burn center, call center, call centre, community center, civic center,
conference center, conference house, control center, research center, research facility, service club,
settlement house, student center
3. a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
Syn:
center, midpoint
Derivationally related forms:
center (for: center), central (for: center), centric (for: center), centrical (for: center)
Hypernyms:
point
Hyponyms:
bight, center of curvature, centre of curvature, bowels, bull's eye,
bull, center of gravity, centre of gravity, center of mass, centre of mass, core,
navel, navel point, nombril, nucleus
4. 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, essence,
gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat,
nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
Derivationally related forms:
summate (for: sum), pithy (for: pith), meaty (for: meat), essential (for: essence), central (for: center)
Hypernyms:
content, cognitive content, mental object
Hyponyms:
bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, haecceity, quintessence, stuff
5. the object upon which interest and attention focuses
- his stories made him the center of the party
Syn:
center, center of attention, centre of attention
Derivationally related forms:
central (for: center), center (for: center)
Hypernyms:
object
Hyponyms:
conversation piece, crosshairs, cynosure, eye-catcher
6. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
- in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere
Syn:
center, nerve center, nerve centre
Hypernyms:
neural structure
Hyponyms:
auditory center, rhinencephalon, olfactory brain, Broca's area, Broca's center,
Broca's gyrus, Broca's convolution, convolution of Broca, Wernicke's area, Wernicke's center, superior colliculus,
inferior colliculus, respiratory center
7. a place where some particular activity is concentrated
- they received messages from several centers
Syn:
center
Hypernyms:
place, property
Hyponyms:
nerve center, nerve centre, capital
8. the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
Syn:
center
Hypernyms:
sweet, confection
Substance Holonyms:
chocolate candy

II - verb
1. direct one's attention on something
- Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
Syn:
concentrate, focus, center, pore, rivet
Derivationally related forms:
center (for: center), centering (for: center), focus (for: focus), focussing (for: focus), focusing (for: focus), concentration (for: concentrate)
Hypernyms:
think, cogitate, cerebrate
Hyponyms:
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross,
absorb, soak up, recall, think, zoom in, listen,
hear, take heed
Verb Group:
rivet
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s on something
- Somebody ----s (for: concentrate)
2. move into the center
- That vase in the picture is not centered
Syn:
center
See Also:
center on (for: center)
Derivationally related forms:
center (for: center)
Hypernyms:
move, displace
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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