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Definition 1: a building dedicated to a particular activity - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were raising money to build a new center for research

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of centre ) a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services

(... is a kind of centre ) a recreational center for servicemen

(... is a kind of centre ) a center where research is done

(... is a kind of centre ) the operational center for a group of related activities

"the general in command never left the control center"

(... is a kind of centre ) a center where conferences can be conducted

(... is a kind of centre ) a center where the members of a community can gather for social or cultural activities

(... is a kind of centre ) a center equipped to handle a large volume of telephone calls (especially for taking orders or serving customers)

(... is a kind of centre ) a center where patients with severe burns can be treated

(... is a kind of centre ) a center for student activities at a college or university

Definition 2: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process - [noun denoting body]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

(... is a kind of centre ) the part of the brain (in a fold of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain) that receives impulses from the ear by way of the auditory nerve

(... is a kind of centre ) a center in the cerebral hemispheres that governs the sense of smell in lower animals; in humans it seems to mediate complex emotional behavior

(... is a kind of centre ) the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people

(... is a kind of centre ) the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people

(... is a kind of centre ) an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex

(... is a kind of centre ) an essential auditory center in the midbrain

(... is a kind of centre ) the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

Definition 3: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of centre ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

"he told us only the bare bones of the story"

(... is a kind of centre ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

(... is a kind of centre ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

(... is a kind of centre ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

(... is a kind of centre ) a critically important or characteristic component

"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"

Definition 4: the object upon which interest and attention focuses - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his stories made him the center of the party

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) the focus of cognitions or feelings

"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"

(... is a kind of centre ) something interesting that stimulates conversation

(... is a kind of centre ) a center of interest

"the war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"

(... is a kind of centre ) something that strongly attracts attention and admiration

"if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice"

(... is a kind of centre ) a striking person or thing that attracts attention

Definition 5: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) a food rich in sugar

(... is made of the substance centre) candy made with chocolate

Definition 6: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of centre ) the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)

(... is a kind of centre ) the positively charged dense center of an atom

(... is a kind of centre ) the central part of the Earth

(... is a kind of centre ) the center point on a shield

(... is a kind of centre ) the center point or middle of something

"the Incas believed that Cuzco was the navel of the universe"

(... is a kind of centre ) the center of an object

"the ball has a titanium core"

(... is a kind of centre ) point representing the mean position of the matter in a body

(... is a kind of centre ) the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass

(... is a kind of centre ) the center of a target

(... is a kind of centre ) the center of the Earth

(... is a kind of centre ) the center of the circle of curvature

(... is a kind of centre ) (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail

Definition 7: an area that is approximately central within some larger region - [noun denoting location]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is in the center of town
  • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
  • they were in the eye of the storm

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of centre ) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is a kind of centre ) (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)

(... is a kind of centre ) the part of a city where medical facilities are centered

(... is a kind of centre ) the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city

(... is a kind of centre ) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

"the playground is the hub of parental supervision" "the airport is the economic hub of the area"

(... is a kind of centre ) the part of a city where financial institutions are centered

(... is a kind of centre ) the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm

(... is a kind of centre ) the central part of a city

(... is a kind of centre ) the central area on a theater stage

(... is a kind of centre ) the middle of a stream

(... is an instance of centre) the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London

Definition 8: a low-lying region in central France - [noun denoting location]

(centre is an instance of ...) a geographical subdivision of France

(... is part of centre) a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe

Definition 9: a place where some particular activity is concentrated - [noun denoting location]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they received messages from several centers

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) any area set aside for a particular purpose

"who owns this place?" "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"

(... is a kind of centre ) a center that provides information and control

"the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam"

(... is a kind of centre ) a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product

"the crime capital of Italy" "the drug capital of Columbia"

Definition 10: direct one's attention on something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of centre ) devote (oneself) fully to

"He immersed himself into his studies"

(... is a kind of centre ) cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

"She was recalled by a loud laugh"

(... is a kind of centre ) focus one's attention on a certain state

"Think big" "think thin"

(... is a kind of centre ) examine closely; focus one's attention on

"He zoomed in on the book"

(... is a kind of centre ) listen and pay attention

"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

(centre has a similar meaning as ...) hold (someone's attention)

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Definition 11: move into the center - [verb of motion]

Samples where centre or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • That vase in the picture is not centered

Synonyms for centre in the sense of this definition

(centre is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

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