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1. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.

Synonyms

  • centre
  • point
  • core
  • center of curvature
  • centre of gravity
  • centre of mass
  • nucleus
  • bight
  • navel point
  • bull
  • navel
  • bowels
  • bull's eye
  • centre of curvature
  • nombril
  • center of mass
  • midpoint

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • decentralize
  • diverge
  • antinode

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Center

  • sklenar
  • coughenour
  • cohenour
  • stenner
  • spenner
  • gwenore
  • flenner
  • brenner
  • zenor
  • zenner
  • zehner
  • wenner
  • wehner
  • venner
  • tenor
  • tenner
  • tener
  • senner
  • renner
  • penner
  • menor
  • mehner
  • lennar
  • lehner
  • kenner
  • jenner
  • henner
  • fenner
  • denner
  • dehner

Example sentences of the word center


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put your shoe on and situate the tongue properly down the center of your foot.

2. Adjective
Cut out the template from the cardboard and then cut out the center part of the template.

Quotes containing the word center


1. One day I hope to open my own day-care center. My passion for kids is through the roof.
- Cam Newton

2. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. I think art is not an ornament or refinement at the fringes of human intelligence, I think it's at the center. It's at the core.
- Robert Pinsky

2. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher.

Synonyms

  • centerfield
  • piece of ground
  • outfield
  • tract
  • parcel of land
  • center field
  • parcel

Antonyms

  • ambiversion
  • outwardness
  • worldliness
  • extraversion

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

3. center

verb. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] center upon.

Synonyms

  • revolve about
  • pertain
  • concern
  • bear on
  • touch on
  • have-to doe with
  • come to
  • concentrate on
  • center on
  • revolve around
  • relate
  • refer
  • touch

Antonyms

  • nondrinker
  • inelegance
  • derestrict
  • immoderation

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

4. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] a building dedicated to a particular activity.

Synonyms

  • student center
  • conference center
  • service club
  • centre
  • building
  • burn center
  • call center
  • call centre
  • settlement house
  • conference house
  • research center
  • civic center
  • research facility
  • community center
  • control center

Antonyms

  • dissatisfy
  • discontent
  • rejection
  • outward

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

5. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] an area that is approximately central within some larger region.

Synonyms

  • centre
  • middle
  • country
  • financial center
  • storm centre
  • storm center
  • city centre
  • central city
  • center stage
  • hub
  • midstream
  • city center
  • eye
  • centre stage
  • medical center
  • area
  • midfield
  • seat
  • heart

Antonyms

  • middle
  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

6. center

verb. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] direct one's attention on something.

Synonyms

  • rivet
  • cogitate
  • recall
  • engross
  • centre
  • listen
  • hear
  • cerebrate
  • zoom in
  • focus
  • steep
  • soak up
  • immerse
  • absorb
  • plunge
  • take heed
  • engulf
  • concentrate
  • think

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • abstain
  • inactivity
  • outfield

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

7. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process.

Synonyms

  • respiratory center
  • Wernicke's area
  • auditory center
  • Broca's area
  • olfactory brain
  • centre
  • convolution of Broca
  • nerve center
  • Broca's center
  • Broca's convolution
  • neural structure
  • inferior colliculus
  • superior colliculus
  • Broca's gyrus
  • nerve centre
  • Wernicke's center

Antonyms

  • urban area
  • low status
  • effector
  • inattention

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

8. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

Synonyms

  • core
  • centre
  • sum
  • hypostasis
  • nitty-gritty
  • bare bones
  • heart and soul
  • cognitive content
  • haecceity
  • pith
  • marrow
  • gist
  • meat
  • quiddity
  • nub
  • mental object
  • quintessence
  • substance
  • kernel
  • content
  • inwardness
  • essence
  • heart

Antonyms

  • issue
  • bore
  • disobey
  • skew

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

9. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] the object upon which interest and attention focuses.

Synonyms

  • cynosure
  • centre
  • eye-catcher
  • center of attention
  • object
  • crosshairs
  • conversation piece

Antonyms

  • stand
  • unfasten
  • dissociate
  • forget

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)

10. center

noun. ['ˈsɛntɝ, ˈsɛnɝ'] the middle of a military or naval formation.

Antonyms

  • low

Etymology

  • centre (French)
  • centrum (Latin)
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