What does Center mean?

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Cen·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. center, centre, middle, heart, eye(noun)

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region

    "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"

  2. center field, centerfield, center(noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

    "he hit the ball to deep center"

  3. center, centre(noun)

    a building dedicated to a particular activity

    "they were raising money to build a new center for research"

  4. center, centre, midpoint(noun)

    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

  6. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention(noun)

    the object upon which interest and attention focuses

    "his stories made him the center of the party"

  7. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre(noun)

    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

    "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

  8. center(noun)

    the middle of a military or naval formation

    "they had to reinforce the center"

  9. center(noun)

    (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

  10. center, snapper(noun)

    (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

    "the center fumbled the handoff"

  11. center, centre(noun)

    a place where some particular activity is concentrated

    "they received messages from several centers"

  12. center(noun)

    politically moderate persons; centrists

  13. center(noun)

    (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

  14. center, centre(noun)

    the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

  15. plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre(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

    "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"

  16. center(noun)

    the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

  17. center(noun)

    (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

    "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

  18. center(adj)

    a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

  19. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adj)

    equally distant from the extremes

  20. center(verb)

    of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

  21. focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center(verb)

    center upon

    "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"

  22. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

  23. center, centre(verb)

    move into the center

    "That vase in the picture is not centered"

Wiktionary

  1. center(Noun)

    The point in the interior of a circle or sphere that is equidistant from all points on the circumference.

  2. center(Noun)

    The middle portion of something; the part well away from the edges.

  3. center(Noun)

    The point on a line that is midway between the ends.

  4. center(Noun)

    The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume).

  5. center(Noun)

    A place where some function or activity occurs.

  6. center(Noun)

    A topic that is particularly important in a given context.

  7. center(Noun)

    The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.

  8. center(Noun)

    The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.

  9. center(Noun)

    The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

  10. center(Verb)

    To cause (an object) to occupy the center of an area.

  11. center(Verb)

    To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.

  12. center(Verb)

    To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

  13. center(Noun)

    A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.

  14. center(Noun)

    A pass played into the centre of the pitch.

  15. center(Noun)

    One of the backs operating in a central area of the pitch, either the inside centre or outside centre.

  16. center(Adjective)

    Of, at, or related to a center.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Center(noun)

    a point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  2. Center(noun)

    the middle or central portion of anything

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  3. Center(noun)

    a principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  4. Center(noun)

    the earth

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  5. Center(noun)

    those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  6. Center(noun)

    a temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  7. Center(noun)

    one of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  8. Center(noun)

    a conical recess, or indentation, in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  9. Center(verb)

    alt. of Centre

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

  10. Center(verb)

    alt. of Centre

    Etymology: [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. Gr. ke`ntron any sharp point, the point round which a circle is described, fr. kentei^n to prick, goad.]

Freebase

  1. Center

    The center, colloquially known as the five or the post, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game and is commonly abbreviated "C". The center is normally the tallest player on the team, and often has a great deal of strength and body mass as well. A typical NBA center is between 6'10" and 7'3". In many cases, the center's primary role is to use his or her size to score and defend from a position close to the basket. A center who possesses size along with athleticism and skill constitutes an unparalleled asset for a team. The centers are also generally the players who are chosen to take jump balls. There has been occasional controversy over what constitutes a "true center". For example, some would say that Tim Duncan, although listed throughout his career as a power forward, is actually a center, because of his size and style of play. Nonetheless, the judgment of whether a given player is a center or power forward is often highly subjective. Because there are currently so few people who meet the ideal size requirements of an NBA center, teams will sometimes find it necessary to play an individual at that position who would be more effective as a power forward.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. center

    An enduring functional organization, with a supporting staff, designed to perform a joint function within a joint force commander

Editors Contribution

  1. center

    A type of building.

    The community center was open every evening.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

Anagrams for Center »

  1. recent

  2. centre, Centre

  3. tenrec

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How to say Center in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Center in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Center in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Center in a Sentence

  1. County Commission Chairman John Koenig:

    October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.

  2. Bill Barnes:

    ( We're) keeping tabs on the level of fatalities at all of those hospitals and making sure we have the capacity and ability to transport those fatalities to the surge center to allow it to do the job its intended to do.

  3. Helen Clark:

    By firmly placing disaster risk reduction at the center of the design and implementation of public policy, development becomes risk-informed.

  4. Bobana Djevres:

    I think that Karadzic was the most responsible for the creation of the Republika Srpska and for making this town a university center.

  5. Christina Fallin:

    Yesterday, after we received a question about regulations, I asked my staff to double check if there might be any codes or zoning rules concerning personal trailers, we found that the Capitol-Medical Center Improvement and Zoning Commission rules prohibits living in trailers, even temporarily, on state property.

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