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  1. centonoun

    A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors.

  2. Etymology: From Latin cento ‘patchwork garment’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CENTOnoun

    A composition formed by joining scrapes from other authours.

    Etymology: cento, Lat.

    It is quilted, as it were, out of shreds of divers poets, such as scholars call a cento. William Camden, Remains.

    If any man think the poem a cento, our poet will but have done the same in jest which Boileau did in earnest. Alexander Pope, Advertisement to.


  1. cento

    The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO), also known as the Baghdad Pact and subsequently known as the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), was a military alliance of the Cold War. It was formed in 24 February 1955 by Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The alliance was dissolved in 16 March 1979. US pressure and promises of military and economic aid were key in the negotiations leading to the agreement, but the United States could not initially participate. John Foster Dulles, who was involved in the negotiations as United States Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, claimed that was due to "the pro-Israel lobby and the difficulty of obtaining Congressional Approval." Others said that the reason was "for purely technical reasons of budgeting procedures."In 1958, the US joined the military committee of the alliance. It is generally viewed as one of the least successful of the Cold War alliances.The organisation’s headquarters was in Baghdad, Iraq from 1955 to 1958 and thereafter in Ankara, Turkey from 1958 to 1979. Cyprus was also an important location for METO due to the British military bases in Akrotiri and Dhekelia along with the island's proximity to the Middle East.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centonoun

    a literary or a musical composition formed by selections from different authors disposed in a new order

  2. Etymology: [L. cento a garment of several pieces sewed together, patchwork, a poem made up of various verses of another poem.]


  1. Cento

    Cento is a city and comune in the province of Ferrara, part of the region Emilia-Romagna. In Italian "cento" means 100.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cento

    sen′to, n. a name applied to literary trivialities in the form of poems manufactured by putting together distinct verses or passages of one author, or of several authors, so as to make a new meaning: a composition formed by joining scraps from other authors: expressing contempt, a mere string of commonplace phrases and quotations:—pl. usually Cen′tos.—ns. Cen′toist; Cen′tonism, Cen′toism. [L. cento, Gr. kentrōn, patchwork.]

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  1. CENTO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cento is ranked #74141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cento surname appeared 261 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cento.

    80.4% or 210 total occurrences were White.
    18.7% or 49 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for CENTO »

  1. c note

  2. c-note

  3. Noteć

  4. conte

  5. tecon

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CENTO in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CENTO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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