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English definition of “centre”

centre

noun [C] uk UK (US center)   /ˈsen.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

centre noun [C] (MIDDLE)

A2 the middle point or part: There was a large table in the centre of the room. the town centreCentres of objects centre of attention C2 the person or thing that everyone is most interested in and pays most attention to: She's the centre of attention everywhere she goes.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important people be at the centre of sth to be most involved in a situation: Mark was at the centre of the argument. A social worker was at the centre of the scandal.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will

centre noun [C] (PLACE)

A2 a place or building, especially one where a particular activity happens: a sports/leisure/health centre a garden/shopping centre Grants will be given to establish centres of excellence (= places where a particular activity is done extremely well) in this field of research.Public buildings

centre

noun [S, + sing/pl verb], adjective uk UK (US center)   /ˈsen.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
C2 in politics, the people in a group who hold opinions that are not extreme but are between two opposites: His political views are known to be left of/right of centre. a centre left partyPolitical movements and groups

centre

verb [T] uk UK (US center)   /ˈsen.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
to put something in the middle of an area: Centre (= put at equal distances from the left and right sides of the page) all the headings in this document.Centres of objects
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of centre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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