center

From Wiktionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia logo
Simple English Wikipedia has an article on:
Bnc1.png
center is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
center

Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
center

Plural
centers

A black dot in the center of a square and circle
A conference center
  1. (countable) The center of something, is the place that is as far from its outside as possible.
    The president and his problems continue to take center stage in the news.
    She placed a flowers at the center of the table and then hurried off.
  2. (countable) A center is a building, area, or group of people with a particular purpose.
    They have opened a large shopping center in Taipei.
    The team was staying at the US Olympic training center.
    Recently, Bahrain has become a major international banking center.
    Scientists at the Center for Disease Control have found a new virus.
  3. (countable) The town center is the place in the town where most of the shops are.
  4. (countable) In politics, the center is the position that is not politically right or left.
  5. (countable) In sports, a center is a player who plays in the middle of the field, usually an attacker.

Synonyms[change]

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
center

Third-person singular
centers

Past tense
centered

Past participle
centered

Present participle
centering

  1. (transitive) If you center something, you move it towards the center.