ETYM French centre, from Latin centrum, from round which a circle is described, Greek kentron center.
(Alternate spelling: centre).
1. A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure; SYN. centre, midpoint.
2. An area that is approximately central within some larger region; SYN. centre, middle, heart, eye.
3. The object upon which interest and attention focuses; SYN. center of attention.
4. A building dedicated to a particular activity; SYN. centre.
5. A place where some particular activity is concentrated; SYN. centre.
6. A position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game.
7. (Basketball) The person who plays center.
8. The middle of a military or naval formation.
9. (Football) The position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play.
10. (Ice hockey) The position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game.
11. A cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; SYN. centre, nerve center, nerve centre.
12. Politically moderate persons; centrists.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for center.
A substance in which signals can be transmitted, such as a wire or fiber-optic cable. See media. In the arts, the physical means used to convey information or create a work of art, or the category of work resulting from these means—for instance, oil on canvas, the written word, television, and computer graphics. In painting, a medium is the liquid forming a suspension of the pigment.
ETYM as. middel. Related to Middle.
1. An intermediate part or section.
2. The middle area of the human torso (usually in front); SYN. midriff, midsection.
3. Time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period.
The place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located.