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Definitions of center:
  • noun:   a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game
  • noun:   the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
    Example: "It is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"
  • noun:   the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
  • noun:   a building dedicated to a particular activity
    Example: "They were raising money to build a new center for research"
  • noun:   a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    Example: "In most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
  • noun:   the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    Example: "His stories made him the center of the party"
  • noun:   the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
  • noun:   politically moderate persons; centrists
  • noun:   the middle of a military or naval formation
    Example: "They had to reinforce the center"
  • noun:   a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    Example: "They received messages from several centers"
  • noun:   a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
  • noun:   an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    Example: "It is in the center of town"
  • noun:   (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    Example: "The center fumbled the handoff"
  • noun:   (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
  • noun:   (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team
  • noun:   the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    Example: "He hit the ball to deep center"
  • noun:   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
  • noun:   the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • verb:   move into the center
    Example: "That vase in the picture is not centered"
  • verb:   direct one's attention on something
  • verb:   center upon
    Example: "Her entire attention centered on her children"
  • adjective:   of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #7769)

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