[ UK /sˈɛntɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛntɝ/ ]
  1. the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    his stories made him the center of the party
  2. a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere
  3. an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    they were in the eye of the storm
    they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    it is in the center of town
  4. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    the nub of the story
    the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  5. a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
  6. the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
  7. a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    they received messages from several centers
  8. a building dedicated to a particular activity
    they were raising money to build a new center for research
  1. direct one's attention on something
    Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
  2. move into the center
    That vase in the picture is not centered
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How To Use centre In A Sentence

  • In recent years, Laganside Corporation has transformed the inner core of Belfast city centre, specifically along the Lagan river and in the surrounding area.
  • Criticism centred on the lack of information provided.
  • There is a fine square here called Madison, in the centre of which trees rise from fountain-watered grass, and statued figures of people who were men in their day and did things, palatial buildings, dignifying commerce, form the square. Impressions of a War Correspondent
  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • The centre is ideally located within easy reach of many historical sites and venues for practical and outdoor activities.
  • He spent three days in jail after smashing up an apartment, and has done time in a drug rehabilitation centre.
  • You can be the centre of attention in a conversation but then the focus changes as new participants enter the dialogue.
  • The depth and rate of breathing are controlled by special centres in the brain, which influence the nerves that cause contraction and relaxation of the muscles of respiration.
  • Construction here would include offices, retail and hotels with the objective of integrating the docklands with the city centre and extending its functions to the east.
  • They soon added a try when one of their strong running centres burst through some ineffectual tackling to score under the posts.
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