Meaning of CENTER in English

n. Function: noun

1 a point or part in a surface or solid more or less equidistant from the periphery FF1C; the center of the earth FF1E;

Synonyms: core, middle, midpoint, midst

Related Words: inside, interior

Contrasted Words: circumference, compass, perimeter, periphery; bounds, confines, limits

2 one eminent in or central to a particular activity, condition, or interest FF1C; a center of international trade FF1E;

Synonyms: focal point, focus, heart, hub, nerve center, polestar, seat; compare ESSENCE 2

3 a source or point of origin (as of an influence, pressure, or effect) FF1C; the group proved a center of discontent FF1E;

Synonyms: core, heart, pith, quick, root

Related Words: activator, dynamo, energizer, stimulant

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.