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      n   bull's-eye, core, crux, focus, heart, hub, kernel, mid     (archaic)   middle, midpoint, nucleus, pivot  
      vb   cluster, concentrate, converge, focus, revolve  
,       n   border, boundary, brim, circumference, edge, fringe, limit, lip, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim  
      vb   bestrew, diffuse, disseminate, fling, scatter, spread, sprinkle, strew, toss  
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  ( centres    plural & 3rd person present)   ( centring    present participle)   ( centred    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, use center     
1       n-count   A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.  
usu with supp, oft in names after n  
We went to a party at the leisure centre..., ...the National Exhibition Centre.     
2       n-count   If an area or town is a centre for an industry or activity, that industry or activity is very important there.  
with supp  
London is also the major international insurance centre.     
3       n-count   The centre of something is the middle of it.  
usu sing  
A large wooden table dominates the centre of the room..., Bake until light golden and crisp around the edges and slightly soft in the centre.     
4       n-count   The centre of a town or city is the part where there are the most shops and businesses and where a lot of people come from other areas to work or shop.  
usu sing  
...the city centre.     
5       n-count   If something or someone is at the centreof a situation, they are the most important thing or person involved.  
usu sing, usu N of n  
...the man at the centre of the controversy..., At the centre of the inquiry has been concern for the pensioners involved.     
6       n-count   If someone or something is the centreof attention or interest, people are giving them a lot of attention.  
usu sing, N of n   (=focus)  
The rest of the cast was used to her being the centre of attention..., The centre of attraction was Pierre Auguste Renoir's oil painting.     
7       n-sing   In politics, the centre refers to groups and their beliefs, when they are considered to be neither left-wing nor right-wing.  
the N, oft N n  
The Democrats have become a party of the centre., ...the centre parties.     
8       verb   If something centres or is centredon a particular thing or person, that thing or person is the main subject of attention.  
...a plan which centred on academic achievement and personal motivation...      V on/around n  
When working with patients, my efforts are centred on helping them to overcome illness.      be V-ed on/around n  
  -centred      comb in adj  
...a child-centred approach to teaching.     
9       verb   If an industry or event is centred in a place, or if it centres there, it takes place to the greatest extent there.  
The fighting has been centred around the town of Vucovar...      be V-ed prep  
The disturbances have centred round the two main university areas...      V prep  
Between 100 and 150 travellers' vehicles were scattered around the county, with the largest gathering centred on Ampfield.      V-ed  
    community centre  
    detention centre  
    garden centre  
    health centre  
    job centre  
    nerve centre  
    reception centre  
    remand centre  
    shopping centre  

call centre        ( call centres    plural  )
in AM, use call center      A call centre is an office where people work answering or making telephone calls for a particular company.      n-count  
centre-forward        ( centre-forwards    plural  ) A centre-forward in a team sport such as football or hockey is the player or position in the middle of the front row of attacking players.      n-count  
centre of gravity        ( centres of gravity    plural  ) The centre of gravity of an object is a point in it. If this point is above the base of the object, it stays stable, rather than falling over.      n-count  
centre stage     
The spellings centre-stage in British English, and center stage in American English are also used.     
If something or someone takes centre stage, they become very important or noticeable.      n-uncount   also the N  
Nuclear proliferation has returned to centre stage in international affairs.     
city centre        ( city centres    plural  ) The city centre is the busiest part of a city, where most of the shops and businesses are.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count   oft the N  
There is high demand for city centre offices.     
community centre        ( community centres    plural  )
in AM, use community center      A community centre is a place that is specially provided for the people, groups, and organizations in a particular area, where they can go in order to meet one another and do things.      n-count  
detention centre        ( detention centres    plural  )
in AM, use detention center      A detention centre is a sort of prison, for example a place where people who have entered a country illegally are kept while a decision is made about what to do with them.      n-count  
garden centre        ( garden centres    plural  ) A garden centre is a large shop, usually with an outdoor area, where you can buy things for your garden such as plants and gardening tools.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
health centre        ( health centres    plural  )
in AM, use health center      A health centre is a building in which a group of doctors have offices or surgeries where their patients can visit them.      n-count   (=surgery)  
job centre        ( job centres    plural  ) , Jobcentre   In Britain, a job centre is a place where people who are looking for work can go to get advice on finding a job, and to look at advertisements placed by people who are looking for new employees.      n-count  
in AM, use left of center     
Left-of-centre people or political parties support political ideas which are closer to socialism than to capitalism.      adj   usu ADJ n  
leisure centre        ( leisure centres    plural  ) A leisure centre is a large public building containing different facilities for leisure activities, such as a sports hall, a swimming pool, and rooms for meetings.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   oft in names  
nerve centre        ( nerve centres    plural  )
in AM, use nerve center      The nerve centre of an organization is the place from where its activities are controlled and where its leaders meet.      n-count   usu with poss  
My office is the nerve centre of the operation.     
in AM, use off-center     
1       adj   If something is off-centre, it is not exactly in the middle of a space or surface.  
usu v-link ADJ  
If the blocks are placed off-centre, they will fall down.     
2       adj   If you describe someone or something as off-centre, you mean that they are less conventional than other people or things.  
usu v-link ADJ   (=unorthodox)  
Davies's writing is far too off-centre to be commercial.     
reception centre        ( reception centres    plural  ) A reception centre is a place where people who have no homes or are being looked after by the government can live until somewhere else is found for them to live.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
remand centre        ( remand centres    plural  ) In Britain, a remand centre is an institution where people who are accused of a crime are sent until their trial begins or until a decision about their punishment has been made.      n-count  
in AM, use right-of-center     
You can describe a person or political party as right-of-centre if they have political views which are closer to capitalism and conservatism than to socialism but which are not very extreme.      adj   usu ADJ n     (Antonym: left-of-centre)    ...the new right-of-centre government.     
shopping centre        ( shopping centres    plural  )
in AM, use shopping center      A shopping centre is a specially built area containing a lot of different shops.      n-count  
The new shopping centre was constructed at a cost of 1.1 million.     

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central, centrepiece, censure, cement

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Wood where the log is first quartered lengthways, resulting in wedges with right angles in the centre of the log. Less prone to shrinkage and is more stable. Used in barrel-making.
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