What does Centre mean?

Definitions for Centre
ˈsɑ̃ trəCen·tre

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Centre.

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

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  2. Centrenoun

    A région of France.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CENTREnoun

    The middle; that which is equally distant from all extremities.

    Etymology: centrum, Lat.

    The heav’ns themselves, the planets, and this centre,
    Observe degree, priority, and place. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.

    If we frame an image of a round body all of fire, the flame proceeding from it, would diffuse itself every way; so that the source, serving for the centre there, would be round about an huge sphere of fire and light. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.

  2. To Centreverb

    To place on a centre; to fix as on a centre.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    One foot he centred, and the other turn’d
    Round through the vast profundity obscure. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii. l. 228.

    By thy each look, and thought, and care, ’tis shown,
    Thy joys are centred all in me alone. Matthew Prior.

    He may take a range all the world over, and draw in all that wide air and circumference of sin and vice, and centre it in his own breast. South.

    O impudent, regardful of thy own,
    Whose thoughts are centred on thyself alone! Dryden.

  3. To Centreverb

    Where there is no visible truth wherein to centre, errour is as wide as men’s fancies, and may wander to eternity. Decay of Piety.

    What hopes you had in Diomede, lay down;
    Our hopes must centre on ourselves alone. John Dryden, Æneid.

    The common acknowledgements of the body will at length centre in him, who appears sincerely to aim at the common benefit. Francis Atterbury.

    It was attested by the visible centring of all the old prophecies in the person of Christ, and by the completion of these prophecies since, which he himself uttered. Francis Atterbury.

    As God in heav’n
    Is centre, yet extends to all; so thou,
    Centring, receiv’st from all those orbs. Par. Lost, b. ix.

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. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    The soul goes round upon a wheel of stars and all things return....Good and evil go round in a wheel that is one thing and not many. Do you not realise in your heart, do you not believe behind all your beliefs, that there is but one reality and we are its shadows and that all things are but aspects of one thing a centre where men melt into Man and Man into God 'No,' said Father Brown.

  2. Ahmad Sahil:

    The Taliban who knew Kunduz left the city already, but many foreign fighters could not flee and are hiding in people's homes in some parts of the city centre and are still resisting.

  3. Radi Saad:

    The targeting was very precise, they were in the centre and ready to respond. When they heard warplanes in the area they did not think they would be the target.

  4. Tumaini Makene:

    They have arrested all people at the centre.

  5. Cometan:

    All my other loves cannot compete with the one at the centre of my heart, my mind, and my destiny.

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