Noun Definition

center

1.Definition: (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

"It is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

Category: General

2.Definition: (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

Category: People

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

"The center fumbled the handoff"

Related Noun(s):snapper

Category: People

4.Definition: (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

Category: People

5.Definition: a building dedicated to a particular activity

"They were raising money to build a new center for research"

Related Noun(s):centre

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

"In most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

Related Noun(s):nerve center, centre, nerve centre

Category: General

7.Definition: a place where some particular activity is concentrated

"They received messages from several centers"

Related Noun(s):centre

Category: Places

8.Definition: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

Related Noun(s):midpoint, centre

Category: Places

9.Definition: a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

Category: General

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):heart, middle, centre, eye

Category: Places

11.Definition: 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

Related Noun(s):plaza, mall

Category: Objects

12.Definition: politically moderate persons; centrists

Category: General

13.Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Related Noun(s):centre, inwardness, meat, core, gist, pith, marrow, kernel, essence, substance, nub, heart, sum

Category: General

14.Definition: the middle of a military or naval formation

"They had to reinforce the center"

Category: General

15.Definition: the object upon which interest and attention focuses

"His stories made him the center of the party"

Related Noun(s):centre

Category: General

16.Definition: the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

"He hit the ball to deep center"

Related Noun(s):centerfield

Category: Objects

17.Definition: the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

Category: General