Textual thesaurus for "center"

(adj) middle, midway, halfway

equally distant from the extremes

(noun) centre

a building dedicated to a particular activity

they were raising money to build a new center for research

(noun) center field, centerfield

the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

he hit the ball to deep center

(noun) mall, plaza, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace

a good plaza should have a movie house; they spent their weekends at the local malls

(noun) nerve center, nerve centre, centre

a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

(noun) center of attention, centre, centre of attention

the object upon which interest and attention focuses

his stories made him the center of the party

(noun) gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

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

(noun) centre

the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

(noun) centre

a place where some particular activity is concentrated

they received messages from several centers

(noun) centre, midpoint

a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

(noun) eye, heart, centre, middle

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

(noun) snapper

(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

the center fumbled the handoff

(verb) focus, concentrate, centre, rivet, pore

direct one's attention on something

Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

(verb) centre

move into the center

That vase in the picture is not centered

(verb) revolve about, revolve around, concentrate on, focus on, center on

center upon

Her entire attention centered on her children; Our day revolved around our work