- 1. center, centre, middle, heart, eye, area, country
- usage: 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"
- 2. center field, centerfield, center, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
- usage: the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"
- 3. center, centre, building, edifice
- usage: a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research"
- 4. center, centre, midpoint, point
- usage: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
- 5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty, content, cognitive content, mental object
- usage: 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"
- 6. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention, object
- usage: the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"
- 7. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre, neural structure
- usage: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
- 8. center, formation
- usage: the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center"
- 9. center, basketball player, basketeer, cager
- usage: (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
- 10. center, snapper, lineman
- usage: (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"
- 11. center, centre, place, property
- usage: a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers"
- 12. center, class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class
- usage: politically moderate persons; centrists
- 13. center, hockey player, ice-hockey player
- usage: (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team
- 14. center, centre, sweet, confection
- usage: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
- 15. plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre, mercantile establishment, retail store, sales outlet, outlet
- usage: 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 movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
- 16. center, position
- usage: the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
- 17. center, lineman
- usage: (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"
- 18. center, position
- usage: a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
- 1. focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with
- usage: center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
- 2. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, think, cogitate, cerebrate
- usage: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
- 3. center, centre, move, displace
- usage: move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
- 1. center(prenominal), halfway, middle(prenominal), midway, central (vs. peripheral)
- usage: equally distant from the extremes
- 2. center (vs. right) (vs. left), centrist, middle-of-the-road
- usage: of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
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