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)