- the point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere.；a point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something
- occur mainly in or around (a specified place)；have or cause to have (a specified concern or theme)
verb: centre, 3rd person present: centres, gerund or present participle: centring, past tense: centred, past participle: centred
noun: centre, plural noun: centres
- 1. the point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere.
- ▪ a point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something the centre of the ceiling the city centre
- ▪ a political party or group whose opinions avoid extremes a new centre party
- ▪ the middle player in a line or group in certain team games.
- ▪ the player who is positioned near the basket and is typically tallest on the team only 10 centers averaged more than 10 points per game last year
- ▪ a kick, hit, or throw of the ball from the side to the middle of field in soccer, hockey, and other team games.
- ▪ the filling in a chocolate truffles with liqueur centres
- ▪ a pivot or axis of rotation.
- ▪ a conical adjustable support for a workpiece in a lathe or similar machine.
- 2. the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused the city was a centre of discontent the managing director is at the centre of a row over policy
- ▪ the most important place in the respect specified Geneva was then the centre of the banking world
- 3. a place or group of buildings where a specified activity is concentrated a conference centre
- 1. occur mainly in or around (a specified place) the textile industry was centred in Lancashire and Yorkshire
- ▪ have or cause to have (a specified concern or theme) the case centres around the couple's adopted children the plot centres on two young men
- 2. place in the middle to centre the needle, turn the knob
- ▪ (in soccer, hockey, and other team games) kick, hit, or throw the ball from the side to the middle of the playing area he centred from a difficult position on the left
- ▪ pass (the ball) back from the ground to another player to begin a down; snap West Virginia's offense lined up to centre the ball
- ▪ play the central position in (a line of three forwards) Derlago will centre Leafs' No. 1 line with Vaive and Clark on wings