cen·tre /ˈsɛntɚ/ 名詞
Cen·ter, Cen·tre v. i. [imp. & p. p. Centered or Centred p. pr. & vb. n. Centering or Centring.]
1. To be placed in a center; to be central.
2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
Where there is no visible truth wherein to center, error is as wide as men's fancies. --Dr. H. More.
Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. --Dryden.
Cen·ter , Cen·tre v. t.
1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
2. To collect to a point; to concentrate.
Thy joys are centered all in me alone. --Prior.
3. Mech. To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
n 1: a low-lying region in central France
2: 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" [syn: center, middle, heart, eye]
3: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the
extremities of a figure [syn: center, midpoint]
4: a place where some particular activity is concentrated;
"they received messages from several centers" [syn: center]
5: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is
enclosed in chocolate or some other covering [syn: center]
6: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily
process; "in most people the speech center is in the left
hemisphere" [syn: center, nerve center, nerve centre]
7: a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were
raising money to build a new center for research" [syn: center]
v 1: move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not
centered" [syn: center]
2: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your
studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: concentrate, focus,
center, pore, rivet]