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 in or on a center; draw to a center; determine the center of; be or converge in the center.
  23. The middle point of anything, especially of a circle.
  24. Same as CENTER.
  25. 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.
  26. To place on a centre; to collect to a point.
  27. 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.
  28. The middle point or place.
  29. To place on the middle point; to collect to one point; to settle exclusively on one object; to rest on.

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