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1. central

adjective. ['ˈsɛntrəl'] serving as an essential component.

Synonyms

  • important
  • of import
  • primal
  • cardinal
  • fundamental

Antonyms

  • left
  • conventional
  • terminal
  • end

Etymology

  • centralis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Central

  • ventral
  • entrail

How do you pronounce central?

Pronounce central as ˈsɛntrəl.

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How do you spell central? Is it centeral ?

A common misspelling of central is centeral

Sentences with central


1. Adjective
Have students create a torn paper collage that illustrates a central idea from the story in detail.

Quotes about central


1. My diabetes is such a central part of my life... it did teach me discipline... it also taught me about moderation... I've trained myself to be super-vigilant... because I feel better when I am in control.
- Sonia Sotomayor

2. No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

3. In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young.
- Samuel Ullman

2. north-central

adjective. situated in the northern part of a centrally located area in some geographical region.

Antonyms

  • south-central

3. south-central

adjective. being in or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande.

Antonyms

  • northerly

4. north-central

adjective. being in or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado.

Antonyms

  • southbound

5. west-central

adjective. of a region of the United States usually including Colorado; Nevada; Utah.

Antonyms

  • east

6. east-central

adjective. of a region of the United States generally including Kentucky, West Virginia.

Antonyms

  • west

7. south-central

adjective. situated in the southern part of a centrally located area in some geographical region.

Antonyms

  • north-central

8. central

adjective. ['ˈsɛntrəl'] in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area.

Synonyms

  • middlemost
  • center
  • nuclear
  • centered
  • bifocal
  • medial
  • middle
  • midmost
  • centric
  • focal
  • bicentric
  • halfway
  • amidship
  • centrical
  • midway

Antonyms

  • abnormal
  • distal
  • infield
  • right

Etymology

  • centralis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)

9. central

noun. ['ˈsɛntrəl'] a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.

Synonyms

  • centrex
  • switchboard
  • telephone system
  • exchange
  • work
  • workplace
  • phone system
  • telephone exchange
  • plugboard

Antonyms

  • early
  • late
  • whole
  • buy

Etymology

  • centralis (Latin)
  • -alis (Latin)
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