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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋsєntZ 〕


〔 ˊsentә 〕

Overview of noun center

The noun center has 18 senses

  • center, centre, middle, heart, eye -- (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")

  • center field, centerfield, center -- (the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center")

  • center, centre -- (a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research")

  • center, centre, midpoint -- (a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure)

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

  • center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention -- (the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party")

  • center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre -- (a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere")

  • center -- (the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center")

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

  • center, snapper -- ((football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff")

  • center, centre -- (a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers")

  • center -- (politically moderate persons; centrists)

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

  • center, centre -- (the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering)

  • plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre -- (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")

  • center -- (the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game)

  • center -- ((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")

  • center -- (a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game)

Overview of verb center

The verb center has 3 senses

Overview of adj center

The adj center has 2 senses

  • center, halfway, middle, midway -- (equally distant from the extremes)

  • center -- (of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually)