What does central mean?

Definitions for centralˈsɛn trəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. central, telephone exchange, exchange(adj)

    a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

  2. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal(adj)

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  3. central(adj)

    in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

    "a central position"


  1. central(Adjective)

    being in the centre

  2. central(Adjective)

    being the most important

  3. central(Adjective)

    having or containing the centre of something

  4. Origin: From centralis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Central(adj)

    relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points

  2. Central(noun)

    alt. of Centrale

  3. Origin: [L. centralis, fr. centrum: cf. F. central. See Center.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #464

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1048

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'central' in Adjectives Frequency: #54


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of central in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of central in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Peters:

    The U.S. central bank is capping yields.

  2. James Connell III:

    It certainly will not be the central focus.

  3. Saqib Ismail:

    All three accused will be shifted to Central Jail.

  4. Pope Francis:

    My wish for you and for all Central Africans is peace.

  5. Perry Stimpson:

    It was the culture to talk about central bank activity.

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