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Princeton's WordNet

  1. center, centre, middle, heart, eye(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    affection, warmness, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, philia, plaza, meat, centre, tenderness, snapper, core, marrow, sum, fondness, nerve, ticker, nerve center, shopping center, midsection, optic, midriff, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, bosom, mall, essence, nub, mettle, pump, heart and soul, shopping centre, oculus, spunk, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, left, right, peripheral, liberal, conservative, rightist, left-of-center, left-wing, leftish, old-line, leftist, far-right, far left, reactionist, reactionary, rightish, oldline

  2. center field, centerfield, center(noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

    "he hit the ball to deep center"

    Synonyms:
    mall, nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left, reactionary, far left, conservative, right, old-line, liberal, reactionist, peripheral, rightish, left-of-center, left-wing, far-right, leftish, leftist, right-wing, rightist, oldline

  3. center, centre(noun)

    a building dedicated to a particular activity

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

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right, far-right, left-wing, far left, left-of-center, leftist, reactionist, leftish, conservative, right-wing, rightish, rightist, peripheral, oldline, old-line, left, reactionary, liberal

  4. center, centre, midpoint(noun)

    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, reactionist, peripheral, rightish, oldline, left-wing, leftish, left-of-center, far-right, reactionary, old-line, liberal, rightist, right, conservative, far left, left, leftist

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, nitty-gritty, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, peripheral, reactionist, left, old-line, rightish, far left, oldline, liberal, far-right, rightist, left-wing, leftish, reactionary, conservative, left-of-center, leftist, right

  6. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention(noun)

    the object upon which interest and attention focuses

    "his stories made him the center of the party"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    reactionary, rightist, peripheral, left, rightish, liberal, old-line, conservative, oldline, reactionist, right-wing, left-of-center, leftish, far-right, far left, left-wing, right, leftist

  7. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre(noun)

    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

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

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left-of-center, leftish, reactionist, oldline, conservative, right, right-wing, left-wing, rightish, reactionary, far-right, liberal, left, rightist, far left, leftist, old-line, peripheral

  8. center(noun)

    the middle of a military or naval formation

    "they had to reinforce the center"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left, leftist, right-wing, peripheral, reactionary, left-wing, leftish, rightist, reactionist, right, far left, conservative, oldline, liberal, old-line, far-right, left-of-center, rightish

  9. center(noun)

    (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    conservative, leftish, far left, liberal, rightish, leftist, peripheral, right, old-line, far-right, left-wing, right-wing, reactionary, rightist, reactionist, oldline, left-of-center, left

  10. center, snapper(noun)

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

    "the center fumbled the handoff"

    Synonyms:
    substance, center of attention, center field, plaza, meat, centre, cracker, snapper, core, marrow, sum, nerve center, shopping center, common snapping turtle, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, cracker bonbon, centerfield, gist, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, mall, essence, heart and soul, shopping centre, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    old-line, right, liberal, rightish, rightist, leftist, left-wing, conservative, oldline, far left, right-wing, leftish, left-of-center, reactionary, left, peripheral, far-right, reactionist

  11. center, centre(noun)

    a place where some particular activity is concentrated

    "they received messages from several centers"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    oldline, conservative, left-of-center, leftish, right, reactionist, leftist, old-line, rightish, peripheral, far-right, left, far left, rightist, liberal, right-wing, reactionary, left-wing

  12. center(noun)

    politically moderate persons; centrists

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    rightist, far left, right-wing, left-of-center, right, left, far-right, liberal, reactionist, conservative, oldline, left-wing, peripheral, leftist, leftish, reactionary, rightish, old-line

  13. center(noun)

    (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, far-right, old-line, liberal, right, leftist, peripheral, rightist, rightish, oldline, left-of-center, reactionary, reactionist, left-wing, left, far left, conservative, leftish

  14. center, centre(noun)

    the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    liberal, left, leftist, left-of-center, far-right, reactionary, rightish, peripheral, oldline, reactionist, leftish, right, right-wing, left-wing, rightist, far left, conservative, old-line

  15. plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre(noun)

    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

    "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"

    Synonyms:
    promenade, substance, center of attention, center field, plaza, meat, centre, snapper, core, place, marrow, sum, nerve center, shopping center, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, centerfield, gist, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, mall, essence, heart and soul, shopping centre, piazza, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    right, reactionary, peripheral, far left, left-wing, reactionist, old-line, left-of-center, right-wing, oldline, leftist, rightist, conservative, leftish, far-right, liberal, rightish, left

  16. center(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    reactionary, conservative, left, leftish, reactionist, left-of-center, far-right, far left, rightist, right, leftist, left-wing, oldline, rightish, liberal, peripheral, right-wing, old-line

  17. center(noun)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left-wing, right, rightist, leftish, oldline, liberal, rightish, right-wing, far-right, peripheral, far left, leftist, reactionary, reactionist, conservative, left, old-line, left-of-center

  18. center(adj)

    a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    rightist, old-line, oldline, rightish, leftish, liberal, leftist, right, right-wing, left, peripheral, conservative, reactionist, far-right, far left, reactionary, left-wing, left-of-center

  19. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adj)

    equally distant from the extremes

    Antonyms:
    conservative, far-right, rightist, right, leftish, left-of-center, rightish, peripheral, reactionist, far left, left-wing, reactionary, left, liberal, right-wing, leftist, old-line, oldline

  20. center(verb)

    of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

    Synonyms:
    midway, halfway, middle(a), center(a)

    Antonyms:
    conservative, oldline, peripheral, far-right, liberal, left-wing, old-line, rightist, rightish, reactionary, far left, left, left-of-center, right, reactionist, leftish, leftist, right-wing

  21. focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center(verb)

    center upon

    "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"

    Synonyms:
    rivet, concentrate, circle around, circle round, centre, concentrate on, focus on, pore, center on, focus, revolve around, revolve about

    Antonyms:
    left-wing, right-wing, leftist, oldline, far left, peripheral, left-of-center, liberal, reactionist, old-line, leftish, rightist, conservative, rightish, reactionary, right, far-right, left

  22. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

    Synonyms:
    decoct, center on, concentrate on, focus, concentrate, sharpen, centralise, focus on, concenter, contract, digest, revolve around, condense, focalise, centre, boil down, focalize, revolve about, reduce, rivet, pore, concentre, centralize

    Antonyms:
    rightish, old-line, left-wing, far-right, left-of-center, peripheral, oldline, rightist, liberal, reactionist, reactionary, leftist, conservative, leftish, right-wing, right, left, far left

  23. center, centre(verb)

    move into the center

    "That vase in the picture is not centered"

    Synonyms:
    rivet, concentrate, centre, concentrate on, focus on, pore, center on, focus, revolve around, revolve about

    Antonyms:
    left-of-center, far left, far-right, leftish, reactionist, rightist, leftist, old-line, right-wing, liberal, rightish, left, right, oldline, conservative, peripheral, reactionary, left-wing

Wiktionary

  1. center(noun)

    Synonyms:
    central

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  2. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  3. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  4. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  5. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  6. center(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    centroid, center of gravity, center of mass

  7. center(noun)

    Of, at, or related to a center.

    Synonyms:
    central

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  8. center(noun)

    To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  9. center(noun)

    To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

    Synonyms:
    midpoint

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  10. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  11. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  12. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  13. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  14. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  15. center(noun)

    Antonyms:
    periphery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. center

    We speak of the center of a circle, the middle of a room, the middle of the street, the midst of a forest. The center is equally distant from every point of the circumference of a circle, or from the opposite boundaries on each axis of a parallelogram, etc.; the middle is more general and less definite. The center is a point; the middle may be a line or a space. We say at the center; in the middle. Midst commonly implies a group or multitude of surrounding objects. Compare synonyms for AMID.

    Synonyms:
    middle, midst

    Antonyms:
    bound, boundary, circumference, perimeter, rim

Editors Contribution

  1. hara

    in yoga, qi gong, tai chi and martial arts, the hara refers to the center of the body and the center of gravity of the body.

    focus your awareness on your hara as you take a deep breath in.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. center(n)

    Synonyms:
    middle, midst

    Antonyms:
    circumference, perimeter, rim, boundary

    Associated words:
    centrifugal, centrifugence, centricity, centripetal, centripetence, centrality, centralize, centralization, paracentric

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "center":

    centre, central, centres, centers, centro, amid, hub, heart, focal, status, facility

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How to use center in a sentence?

  1. Ned Hill:

    When you attracted the steel mill years ago, you got 2,000 employees. When you attract a data center, you get maybe 50.

  2. Celene Perez:

    What is also significant is that Warehouse Workers Resource Center applies to temp workers as well as direct employers. The complaint made very clear that California Cartage and Orient Tally violated the rights of both workers.

  3. Engineer.AI:

    Software is the center of every business today and the market has been waiting for a solution that eliminates technical barriers to build software so that everyone can engage in the new economy. ~ Manu Gupta

  4. Donald Trump:

    Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.

  5. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic:

    Serbia does not want to become a collective center for migrants.

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