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Center

Definition

[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; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
[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] 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
[n] (ice hockey) the person who plays center
[adj] of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
[v] focus 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"


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Antonyms

left, right