What does Centre mean?

Definitions for Centre
ˈsɑ̃ trəCen·tre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Centrenoun

    a low-lying region in central France

  2. center, centre, middle, heart, eyenoun

    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"

  3. center, centre, midpointnoun

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

  4. center, centrenoun

    a place where some particular activity is concentrated

    "they received messages from several centers"

  5. center, centrenoun

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

  6. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-grittynoun

    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"

  7. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attentionnoun

    the object upon which interest and attention focuses

    "his stories made him the center of the party"

  8. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centrenoun

    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

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

  9. center, centreverb

    a building dedicated to a particular activity

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

  10. center, centreverb

    move into the center

    "That vase in the picture is not centered"

  11. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetverb

    direct one's attention on something

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

Wiktionary

  1. centrenoun

    Spelling of center (please click the American spelling to see the definitions).

  2. Centrenoun

    A région of France.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centreverb

    to be placed in a center; to be central

  2. Centreverb

    to be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center

  3. Centreverb

    to place or fix in the center or on a central point

  4. Centreverb

    to collect to a point; to concentrate

  5. Centreverb

    to form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center

  6. Centre

    see Center

Freebase

  1. Centre

    In geometry, the centre of an object is a point in some sense in the middle of the object. If geometry is regarded as the study of isometry groups then the centre is a fixed point of the isometries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Centre

    Center, sen′tėr, n. the middle point of anything, esp. a circle or sphere: the middle: the point toward which all things move or are drawn: the chief leader of an organisation—head-centre: the men of moderate political opinions in the French Chamber, sitting right in front of the president, with extreme men on the right and on the left—further subdivisions are Right-centre and Left-centre: the Ultramontane party in Germany.—v.t. to place on or collect to a centre.—v.i. to be placed in the middle:—pr.p. cen′tring, cen′tering; pa.p. cen′tred, cen′tered.—adj. Cen′tral, belonging to the centre, principal, dominant: belonging to a nerve-centre, of affections caused by injury to the brain or spinal cord.—ns. Centralisā′tion, Cen′tralism, the tendency to administer by the sovereign or central government matters which would be otherwise under local management.—v.t. Cen′tralise, to draw to a centre.—n. Central′ity, central position.—advs. Cen′trally, Cen′trically.—ns. Cen′tre-bit, a joiner's tool, turning on a centre, for boring circular holes—one of the chief tools of the burglar; Cen′tre-board, a shifting keel, fitted to drop below and in line with the keel proper in order to increase or diminish the draught of a boat—much used in United States racing yachts; Cen′tre-piece, an ornament for the middle of a table, ceiling, &c.—adjs. Cen′tric, Cen′trical, relating to, placed in, or containing the centre.—ns. Cen′tricalness, Centric′ity; Cen′trum, the body of a vertebra.—Central fire, said of a cartridge in which the fulminate is placed in the centre of the base, as opposed to rim fire; Central forces, forces whose action is to cause a moving body to tend towards a fixed point called the centre of force.—Centre of attraction, the point to which bodies tend by the force of gravity; Centre of buoyancy, or displacement, the point in an immersed body at which the resultant vertical pressure may be supposed to act; Centre of gravity, a certain point, invariably situated with regard to the body, through which the resultant of the attracting forces between the earth and its several molecules always passes; Centre of inertia, or mass, the centre of a set of parallel forces acting on all the particles of a body, each force being proportional to the mass of the particle on which it acts; Centre of oscillation, the point in a body occupied by that particle which is accelerated and retarded to an equal amount, and which therefore moves as if it were a single pendulum unconnected with the rest of the body; Centre of percussion, the point in which the direction of a blow, given to a body, intersects the plane in which the fixed axis and the centre of inertia lie, making the body begin to rotate about a fixed axis, without causing any pressure on the axis; Centre of pressure, the point at which the direction of a single force, which is equivalent to the fluid pressure on the plane surface, meets the surface. [Fr.,—L. centrum—Gr. kentron, a sharp point.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. centre

    (usually CENTER). The division of a fleet between the van and the rear of the line of battle, and between the weather and lee divisions in the order of sailing.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. centre

    A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body; the middle point or place of anything.

Editors Contribution

  1. centre

    A type of building.

    The community centre was open every evening.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  
  2. centre

    The middle.

    We were at the central station which is in the middle of the town.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Centre' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #390

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Centre' in Written Corpus Frequency: #636

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Centre' in Nouns Frequency: #92

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Centre' in Verbs Frequency: #818

Anagrams for Centre »

  1. center, recent, tenrec

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Centre in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Centre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Centre in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Tom Enders:

    I think we see some promising avenues going forward. We have also decided to open a new innovation centre in Silicon Valley.

  2. Fernando Camilo:

    We didn't expect to use our telescope so early in the game, it's not even optimized, but to turn it to the centre of the galaxy and obtain these stunning images, the best in the world, tells you you've done something right, better than right.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. ...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

  4. Richard Lewis:

    What will happen next Sunday is Centre Court will be packed for the men's final and I'm sure people will be able to follow World Cup final, it's not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something special happens in a football tournament, and I'm sure everybody will understand if it does.

  5. Belinda Clur:

    The traditional shopping centre model is turning on its head, creative, niche, differentiated store types now seem preferred to replicated options and smaller, focused formats seem favoured over large, cumbersome alternatives.

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