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1center(US)noun
or Britishcentre/ˈsɛntɚ/
pluralcenters
1center(US)
noun
or British centre /ˈsɛntɚ/
pluralcenters
Learner's definition of CENTER  
[count]  : the middle point or part of something — often used before another noun
[singular] 
: a person or thing that is causing a lot of interest, argument, etc.
   b  : the position of a person or thing that is causing a lot of interest, argument, etc.
◊ If you are at the center of things, you are closely involved in things that are happening.
[count]  : a building or set of buildings used by the people of a city, town, area, etc., for a particular purpose
— see also community center
[count]  : a place where a particular activity happens
[count]  : an area where many people live
[count]  : the main part of a town or city where there are many stores, restaurants, offices, etc.
[singular]  : the political position of people who support ideas that are not extreme : a moderate political position between the positions of people who are conservative and liberal
[count]sports  : someone who plays a middle position on a team in sports like basketball, hockey, football, and soccer

front and center

— see 2front

left, right, and centre

— see 2left
2center(US)verb
or Britishcentre/ˈsɛntɚ/
centerscenteredcentering
2center(US)
verb
or British centre /ˈsɛntɚ/
centerscenteredcentering
Learner's definition of CENTER  
[+ object]  : to place (something) in the middle of something — often used as (be) centered
[no object]  : to be mainly concerned about or involved with someone or something — usually + around, round, on, or upon
   b  [+ object]  : to cause (something) to be mainly concerned about or involved with something — usually + around, round, on, or upon,
[+ object]  : to have the main or most important part of (something, such as an organization or activity) in or at a specified place — usually used as (be) centered
— see also centered
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