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Meaning of centre by Wiktionary Dictionary



    centre ( plural: centres )

    1. ( England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand ) Spelling of center ( please click the US spelling to see the definitions ) .

Explanation of centre by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. direct one's attention on something

    2. move into the center

    1. a building dedicated to a particular activity

    2. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

    3. the object upon which interest and attention focuses

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

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

    6. a place where some particular activity is concentrated

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

    8. an area that is approximately central within some larger region

    9. a low-lying region in central France

    Definition of centre by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Center, Centre v. i. [imp. & p. p. Centered or Centred ( sĕntẽrd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Centering or Centring.]
      1. To be placed in a center; to be central.

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

      Where there is no visible truth wherein to center, error is as wide as men's fancies. Dr. H. More.

      Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. Dryden.

    2. Center , Centre v. t.
      1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point. Milton.

      2. To collect to a point; to concentrate.

      Thy joys are centered all in me alone. Prior.

      3. ( Mech. ) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.

    3. centre n. & v. See Center. [chiefly British]