Center - (n.) A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place.
Center - (n.) The middle or central portion of anything.
Center - (n.) A principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction.
Center - (n.) The earth.
Center - (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.
Center - (n.) A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
Center - (n.) One of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.
Center - (n.) A conical recess, or indentation, in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe.
Center - (v. i.) Alt. of Centre
Center - (v. t.) Alt. of Centre
Centered - (imp. & p. p.) of Centre
Centering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centre
Centerbit - (n.) Alt. of Centrebit
Centerboard - (n.) Alt. of Centreboard
Centerfire cartridge - () See under Cartridge.
Centering - (n.) Same as Center, n., 6.
Centerpiece - (n.) Alt. of Centrepiece
Circumcenter - (n.) The center of a circle that circumscribes a triangle.
Concentered - (imp. & p. p.) of Concentre
Concentering - (p. pr & vb. n.) of Concentre
Concenter - (v. i.) Alt. of Concentre
Concenter - (v. t.) Alt. of Concentre
Incenter - (n.) The center of the circle inscribed in a triangle.
Metacenter - (n.) Alt. of -tre
Orthocenter - (n.) That point in which the three perpendiculars let fall from the angles of a triangle upon the opposite sides, or the sides produced, mutually intersect.
Recenter - (v. t.) To center again; to restore to the center.
Self-centered - (a.) Alt. of Self-centred
Self-centering - (a.) Alt. of Self-centring
Uncenter - (v. t.) Alt. of Uncentre
Center - (brit. Centre) —n. 1 middle point. 2 pivot or axis of rotation. 3 a place or buildings forming a central point or a main area for an activity (shopping centre; town centre). B (with a preceding word) equipment for a number of connected functions (music centre). 4 point of concentration or dispersion; nucleus, source. 5 political party or group holding moderate opinions. 6 filling in chocolate etc. 7 sport a middle player in a line in some field games. B kick or hit from the side to the centre of a pitch. 8 (attrib.) Of or at the centre. —v. (-ring) 1 (foll. By in, on, round) have as its main centre. 2 place in the centre. 3 (foll. By in etc.) Concentrate. [greek kentron sharp point]
Centerboard - n. (brit. Centreboard) board lowered through a boat's keel to prevent leeway.
Centerfold - n. (brit. Centrefold) centre spread of a magazine etc., esp. With nude photographs.
Epicenter - n. (brit. Epicentre) 1 point at which an earthquake reaches the earth's surface. 2 central point of a difficulty. [greek: related to *centre]
Self-centered - adj. (brit. -centred) preoccupied with oneself; selfish. self-centredly adv. Self-centredness n.
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