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English noun: Centre

1. Centre (location) a low-lying region in central France


Instance hypernymFrench region


Part meronymFrance, French Republic

2. centre (location) an area that is approximately central within some larger region


SamplesIt is in the center of town.
They ran forward into the heart of the struggle.
They were in the eye of the storm.


Synonymscenter, eye, heart, middle


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)center stage, central city, centre stage, city center, city centre, financial center, hub, inner city, medical center, midfield, midstream, seat, storm center, storm centre


Instance hyponymCity of London, the City

3. centre (location) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure


Synonymscenter, midpoint


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)bight, bowels, bull, bull's eye, center of curvature, center of gravity, center of mass, centre of curvature, centre of gravity, centre of mass, core, core, navel, navel point, nombril, nucleus, nucleus

4. centre (location) a place where some particular activity is concentrated


SamplesThey received messages from several centers.


Synonymscenter


Broader (hypernym)place, property


Narrower (hyponym)capital, nerve center, nerve centre

5. centre (food) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering


Synonymscenter


Broader (hypernym)confection, sweet


Substance meronymchocolate candy

6. centre (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, pith, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

7. centre (cognition) the object upon which interest and attention focuses


SamplesHis stories made him the center of the party.


Synonymscenter, center of attention, centre of attention


Broader (hypernym)object


Narrower (hyponym)conversation piece, crosshairs, cynosure, eye-catcher

8. centre (body) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process


SamplesIn most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere.


Synonymscenter, nerve center, nerve centre


Broader (hypernym)neural structure


Narrower (hyponym)auditory center, Broca's area, Broca's center, Broca's convolution, Broca's gyrus, convolution of Broca, inferior colliculus, olfactory brain, respiratory center, rhinencephalon, superior colliculus, Wernicke's area, Wernicke's center

9. centre (artifact) a building dedicated to a particular activity


SamplesThey were raising money to build a new center for research.


Synonymscenter


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Narrower (hyponym)burn center, call center, call centre, civic center, community center, conference center, conference house, control center, research center, research facility, service club, settlement house, student center


English verb: centre

1. centre (motion) move into the center


SamplesThat vase in the picture is not centered.


Synonymscenter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. centre (cognition) direct one's attention on something


SamplesPlease focus on your studies and not on your hobbies.


Synonymscenter, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, engross, engulf, hear, immerse, listen, plunge, recall, soak up, steep, take heed, think, zoom in


Verb grouprivet









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