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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. Alt. of seal
  11. Alt. of punch
  12. To be placed in a center; to be central.
  13. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
  14. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
  15. To collect to a point; to concentrate.
  16. To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
  17. See Center.
  18. The middle point of anything, esp. of a circle; the middle.
  19. To meet in a centre.
  20. To place in or on a center; draw to a center; determine the center of; be or converge in the center.
  21. The middle point of anything, especially of a circle.
  22. Same as CENTER.
  23. 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.
  24. To place on a centre; to collect to a point.
  25. 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.
  26. The middle point or place.
  27. To place on the middle point; to collect to one point; to settle exclusively on one object; to rest on.
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Usage examples for centre

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I love to hold the centre of the stage. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  4. 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
  5. Blodgett, the new man in our watch, was the centre of a little group on the forecastle. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  6. She looked up crimson, drawing a very long breath, as though from some deep centre of painful, passionate feeling. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. It came as far as the well in the centre of the little square. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. It lay in the very centre of a path, and Elebi shouted in his joy. – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  12. 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
  13. He had played his part as a centre of all things very badly. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. " 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
  18. 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
  19. He was still in his business centre. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
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