Definitions of centre

  1. a building dedicated to a particular activity; " they were raising money to build a new center for research"
  2. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; " in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
  3. a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
  4. move into the center; " That vase in the picture is not centered"
  5. a place where some particular activity is concentrated; " they received messages from several centers"
  6. 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"
  7. a low- lying region in central France
  8. focus one's attention on something; " Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
  9. the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
  10. direct one's attention on something; " Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
  11. Alt. of seal
  12. Alt. of punch
  13. To be placed in a center; to be central.
  14. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
  15. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
  16. To collect to a point; to concentrate.
  17. To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
  18. See Center.
  19. Center.
  20. The middle point of anything, esp. of a circle; the middle.
  21. To meet in a centre.
  22. To place at or gather to a centre.
  23. To place in or on a center; draw to a center; determine the center of; be or converge in the center.
  24. The middle point of anything, especially of a circle.
  25. Same as CENTER.
  26. The middle point of anything; the middle or central object; the head of an organization; a middle party; the troops in the line between the wings.
  27. To place on a centre; to collect to a point.
  28. To be collected to a point; to be placed in the centre. Centre of gravity, the point about which the parts of a body, when left free, exactly balance each other.
  29. The middle point or place.
  30. To place on the middle point; to collect to one point; to settle exclusively on one object; to rest on.

Quotes of centre

  1. The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain. – Bill Alexander
  2. Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long -term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services. – Hassanal Bolkiah
  3. The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it. – Matthew Bright
  4. A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other. – George Eliot
  5. The Centre is very important to me; it's about trust- about truth. – David Ginola
  6. God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything. – Bede Griffiths
  7. And I hope very much that the ALP will become increasingly engaged in the international discussions that are taking place amongst centre -left parties generally. – Patricia Hewitt
  8. The Doors were successful. It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman, the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing. That's why we were a band. – Ray Manzarek
  9. I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus. – Cheech Marin
  10. One is and is not in the centre of the maelstrom of it all. – Harold Pinter
  11. Time to open up a new chapter in life, and to explore a larger centre – Lillian Russell
  12. I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court. – Gabriela Sabatini
  13. And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter. – Frederick Sanger
  14. Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth? – Stephen Vizinczey

Usage examples for centre

  1. He had played his part as a centre of all things very badly. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. She looked up crimson, drawing a very long breath, as though from some deep centre of painful, passionate feeling. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. All the time through school she has been in some sense a centre of interest. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  4. Presently a sergeant rode across the field, passing to the left of the guerillas, and making his way to the centre of the first company. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  5. There was no round or square table in the midst of each, with a checked cloth on it, and a plant in the centre – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  6. I love to hold the centre of the stage. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  7. A loud sound was heard, evidently in the centre of the house, and all agreed that it was occasioned by the discharge of a large pistol. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  8. The coachman drove to a confectioner's near the centre of the town, where the horses stopped. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  9. It came as far as the well in the centre of the little square. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  10. Arrived in one of the larger squares, the train march round it, and turning towards the centre at a given signal, let their torches fly up into the air, and fall on a heap in the midst. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  11. He immediately retreated to London, the centre and life of his party; and he there received intelligence of a new disaster, which put an end to all his hopes. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  12. Blodgett, the new man in our watch, was the centre of a little group on the forecastle. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. One of the boys dragged her to the centre of the room and she just had to go into the game. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  14. " It smells close here, Sam'l," she commented, as she stood in the centre of the room and looked critically around. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  15. It lay in the very centre of a path, and Elebi shouted in his joy. – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  16. For as such they both seem to deal not with a part of reality, but with the very centre and purpose of all reality. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  17. He was still in his business centre – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  18. A door in one wall leads to the house, a door in the opposite wall to the model's dressing- room, and the street door is in the centre of the wall between. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  19. I could not write except when writing to or from my own centre – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  20. Almost unconsciously, she had risen from her place and drifted down the aisle so as to be nearer the white- hot centre of things. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse