Associations to the word «Centre»


CENTRE, noun. (British spelling) (Canadian spelling) (Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center
CENTRE, verb. (British spelling) (Canadian spelling) (Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center
CENTRE, proper noun. A région of France.
CENTRE BACK, noun. Alternative form of centre-back
CENTRE CIRCLE, noun. (soccer) The circle in the centre of the pitch which, at kick-off, the defending team may not enter until the attacking side has touched the ball.
CENTRE FORWARD, noun. (British spelling) (football) The most central of the strikers; traditionally the player who makes the kick-off.
CENTRE FORWARDS, noun. Plural of centre forward
CENTRE HALF, noun. (soccer) A player in a former position corresponding to the modern centre-back.
CENTRE HALVES, noun. Plural of centre half
CENTRE OF ATTENTION, noun. (British spelling) Something that attracts a lot of attention.
CENTRE OF BUOYANCY, noun. (nautical) the point through which the resultant of all buoyant forces on an immersed hull are assumed to act; the centre of mass of the displaced water.
CENTRE OF CURVATURE, noun. (mathematics) (for any point on a curve) The centre of the osculating circle at the point on the curve.
CENTRE OF EFFORT, noun. The point through which the resultant of all the wind forces on a sailing vessel's sails is assumed to act.
CENTRE OF GRAVITY, noun. British spelling and Canadian spelling standard spelling of center of gravity.
CENTRE OF INERTIA, noun. (rare) (dated) The centre of mass.
CENTRE OF INERTIA, noun. (rare) (rotational dynamics) A point, near or within a body, at which the body's mass can be assumed to be concentrated when considering its rotational motion and moment of inertia. This may be different from its centre of mass which is the equivalent for linear motion.
CENTRE OF LIFT, noun. (aeronautics) That point on an aircraft where all the various lifting forces act. If the centre or lift is not coincident with the centre of gravity on the fore/aft axis, the plane will pitch, if not coincident on the lateral axis, it will roll.
CENTRE OF MASS, noun. (mathematics) (physics) A point, near, or within a body at which the object's mass can be assumed to be concentrated; it coincides with the centroid for a body of uniform density, and with the centre of gravity in a uniform gravitational field.
CENTRE OF SYMMETRY, noun. (mathematics) A point, within an object or figure, through which any straight line also passes through two points on the edge of the figure at the same distance from the centre but on opposite sides.
CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE, proper noun. (slang) (Canada) (derogatory) a nickname for the city of Toronto, due to its self-absorbed haughty attitude
CENTRE PARTING, noun. Hairstyle where the hair is separated down the middle.
CENTRE SPREAD, noun. Alternative spelling of center spread
CENTRE SQUARE, noun. Alternative form of center square
CENTRE STAGE, noun. British spelling and Canada standard spelling of center stage.
CENTRE THIRD, noun. (netball) The central third of a netball court.

Dictionary definition

CENTRE, noun. A low-lying region in central France.
CENTRE, noun. 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".
CENTRE, noun. A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.
CENTRE, noun. A place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers".
CENTRE, noun. The sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering.
CENTRE, noun. 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".
CENTRE, noun. The object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party".
CENTRE, noun. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere".
CENTRE, noun. A building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research".
CENTRE, verb. Move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered".
CENTRE, verb. Direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope