center :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


sen ter

  • n  an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    it is in the center of town
  • n  the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    he hit the ball to deep center
  • n  a building dedicated to a particular activity
    they were raising money to build a new center for research
  • n  a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
  • n  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • n  the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    his stories made him the center of the party
  • n  a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere
  • n  the middle of a military or naval formation
    they had to reinforce the center
  • n  (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
  • n  (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    the center fumbled the handoff
  • n  a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    they received messages from several centers
  • n  politically moderate persons; centrists
  • n  (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team
  • n  the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
  • n  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
  • n  the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
  • n  (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
  • n  a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
  • v  center upon
    Her entire attention centered on her children
  • v  direct one's attention on something
  • v  move into the center
    That vase in the picture is not centered
  • s  equally distant from the extremes
  • a  of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

  • An Indian employee at a call center provides service support to international customers in the southern city of Bangalore.
  • Like Detroit's fabulously successful Northland center (first-year gross: $88 million), a number of the new projects are decked with sculpture and mosaics.
  • But the center will offer programs based on Spirituality for Kids, Kabbalah's children's program.
News & Articles


  • Paul Goydos in Gazette Online (blog)
    But he rolled the downhill putt perfectly, saying "the ball couldn't have gone more in the center of the hole with a laser on it."
  • Arsene Wenger in USA Today
    Koscielny is a central defender with great ability who performed extremely well last season for Lorient,Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "We identified him as a very strong center half, who has made big progress very quickly. He has...
  • Lindsey Graham in BusinessWeek
    She'll have to convince me that all of this liberalism that she's lived with all her life can be put in a proper place and when she gets to be a judge she'll be left of center but within the mainstream of judging,Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C.,...

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.