"centre" in the noun sense
a low-lying region in central France
2. center, centre, middle, heart, eye
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"
3. center, centre, midpoint
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
4. center, centre
a place where some particular activity is concentrated
"they received messages from several centers"
5. center, centre
the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
6. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty
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"
7. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention
the object upon which interest and attention focuses
"his stories made him the center of the party"
8. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre
a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
"in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
9. center, centre
a building dedicated to a particular activity
"they were raising money to build a new center for research"
"centre" in the verb sense
1. center, centre
move into the center
"That vase in the picture is not centered"
2. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
direct one's attention on something
"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
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