• Pronunciation of center: S EH1 N T ER0 ('sɛntər)

  • Number of syllables of center: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of center

  • Definition of center

    • (n): a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game  
    • (n): 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): the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game  
    • (n): a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research"  
    • (n): the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"  
    • (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; "a good plaza should have a mov  
    • (n): a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"  
    • (n): the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"  
    • (n): the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor''s argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"  
    • (n): the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering  
    • (n): politically moderate persons; centrists  
    • (n): the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center"  
    • (n): a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"  
    • (n): a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (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): (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team  
    • (n): (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team  
    • (v): direct one''s attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"  
    • (v): move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered"  
    • (v): center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"  
    • (a): of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually  

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