Definition of Centre

1. Noun. A low-lying region in central France.

Group relationships: France, French Republic
Generic synonyms: French Region

2. Verb. Move into the center. "That vase in the picture is not centered"
Exact synonyms: Center
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Center
Also: Center On

3. Noun. An area that is approximately central within some larger region. "They were in the eye of the storm"

4. Verb. Direct one's attention on something. "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
Exact synonyms: Center, Concentrate, Focus, Pore, Rivet
Specialized synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Soak Up, Steep, Recall, Think, Zoom In, Hear, Listen, Take Heed
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Related verbs: Rivet
Derivative terms: Center, Centering, Concentration, Concentration, Focus, Focusing, Focussing

5. Noun. A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.

6. Noun. A place where some particular activity is concentrated. "They received messages from several centers"
Exact synonyms: Center
Generic synonyms: Place, Property
Specialized synonyms: Nerve Center, Nerve Centre, Capital

7. Noun. The sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering.
Exact synonyms: Center
Generic synonyms: Confection, Sweet
Substance meronyms: Chocolate Candy

8. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"

9. Noun. The object upon which interest and attention focuses. "His stories made him the center of the party"
Exact synonyms: Center, Center Of Attention, Centre Of Attention
Generic synonyms: Object
Specialized synonyms: Conversation Piece, Crosshairs, Cynosure, Eye-catcher
Derivative terms: Center, Center, Central

10. Noun. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process. "In most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

11. Noun. A building dedicated to a particular activity. "They were raising money to build a new center for research"

Definition of Centre

1. n. & v. See Center.

Definition of Centre

1. Proper noun. A région of France. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Canada Australia New Zealand) Spelling of center ''(please click the American spelling to see the definitions).'' ¹

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Definition of Centre

1. to center [v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES] - See also: center

Medical Definition of Centre

1. 1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body. A centre of any kind, especially an anatomical centre. 2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function. Synonym: centrum. Origin: L. Centrum; G. Kentron (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Centre

centre (current term)
centre-axle trailer
centre back
centre bit
centre circle
centre forward
centre half
centre halves

Literary usage of Centre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"In deciding on a course to be pursued, the first point to be determined is, where is the storm's centre? That being known, its probable path can be laid ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"This idea of the grouping together of definite classes of visual images within the visual word-memory centre may at the first glance seem somewhat fantastic ..."

3. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton, Andrew Motte, John Machin (1729)
"In like manner the common centre of ... the df- flance between the common centre of the three bodies» and the centre of the fourth is there alfo divided in ..."

4. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1864)
"Then the moment of the body relatively to any axis in a plane perpendicular to G,G, will be altered by tin- amount W, -G, G3; and the centre of gravity of ..."

5. Proceedings by Journal, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1849)
"unequal weight, moving with the same velocity of revolution, at the same distance from the centre, are to one another as the respective quantities of the ..."

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