Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun centre

9 senses of centre

Sense 1
Centre -- (a low-lying region in central France)
       INSTANCE OF=> French region -- (a geographical subdivision of France)

Sense 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")
       => area, country -- (a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country")

Sense 3
center, centre, midpoint -- (a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure)
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 4
center, centre -- (a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers")
       => place, property -- (any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House")

Sense 5
center, centre -- (the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering)
       => sweet, confection -- (a food rich in sugar)

Sense 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")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 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")
       => object -- (the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection")

Sense 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")
       => neural structure -- (a structure that is part of the nervous system)

Sense 9
center, centre -- (a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research")
       => building, edifice -- (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb centre

2 senses of centre

Sense 1
center, centre -- (move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

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