Learn how to say Center correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word centre:
1the point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere.
a point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something:
the centre of the ceiling
the city centre
a political party or group whose opinions avoid extremes:
a new centre party
the middle player in a line or group in certain team games.
a kick, hit, or throw of the ball from the side to the middle of field in soccer, hockey, and other team games.
the filling in a chocolate:
truffles with liqueur centres
a pivot or axis of rotation.
a conical adjustable support for a workpiece in a lathe or similar machine.
2the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused:
the city was a centre of discontent
the managing director is at the centre of a row over policy
the most important place in the respect specified:
Geneva was then the centre of the banking world
3a place or group of buildings where a specified activity is concentrated:
a conference centre
1 [no object] (be centred in) occur mainly in or around (a specified place):
the textile industry was centred in Lancashire and Yorkshire
(centre around/on or centre something around/on) have or cause to have (a specified concern or theme):
the case centres around the couple’s adopted children
he is centring his discussion on an analysis of patterns of mortality
2 [with object] place in the middle:
to centre the needle, turn the knob
[no object] (in soccer, hockey, and other team games) kick, hit, or throw the ball from the side to the middle of the playing area:
he centred from a difficult position on the left
[no object] chiefly North American play as the middle player of a line or group in certain team games.