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The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
Bill Alexander

Meaning of "centre" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CENTRE

From Latin centrum the stationary point of a compass, from Greek kentron needle, from kentein to prick.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CENTRE

centre  [ˈsɛntə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CENTRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Centre is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb centre in English.

WHAT DOES CENTRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of centre in the English dictionary

The first definition of centre in the dictionary is the midpoint of any line or figure, esp the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface. Other definition of centre is the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity. Centre is also the point, axis, or pivot about which a body rotates.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CENTRE

PRESENT

Present
I centre
you centre
he/she/it centres
we centre
you centre
they centre
Present continuous
I am centring
you are centring
he/she/it is centring
we are centring
you are centring
they are centring
Present perfect
I have centred
you have centred
he/she/it has centred
we have centred
you have centred
they have centred
Present perfect continuous
I have been centring
you have been centring
he/she/it has been centring
we have been centring
you have been centring
they have been centring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I centred
you centred
he/she/it centred
we centred
you centred
they centred
Past continuous
I was centring
you were centring
he/she/it was centring
we were centring
you were centring
they were centring
Past perfect
I had centred
you had centred
he/she/it had centred
we had centred
you had centred
they had centred
Past perfect continuous
I had been centring
you had been centring
he/she/it had been centring
we had been centring
you had been centring
they had been centring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will centre
you will centre
he/she/it will centre
we will centre
you will centre
they will centre
Future continuous
I will be centring
you will be centring
he/she/it will be centring
we will be centring
you will be centring
they will be centring
Future perfect
I will have centred
you will have centred
he/she/it will have centred
we will have centred
you will have centred
they will have centred
Future perfect continuous
I will have been centring
you will have been centring
he/she/it will have been centring
we will have been centring
you will have been centring
they will have been centring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would centre
you would centre
he/she/it would centre
we would centre
you would centre
they would centre
Conditional continuous
I would be centring
you would be centring
he/she/it would be centring
we would be centring
you would be centring
they would be centring
Conditional perfect
I would have centre
you would have centre
he/she/it would have centre
we would have centre
you would have centre
they would have centre
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been centring
you would have been centring
he/she/it would have been centring
we would have been centring
you would have been centring
they would have been centring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you centre
we let´s centre
you centre
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to centre
Past participle
centred
Present Participle
centring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CENTRE


absenter
æbˈsɛntə
augmenter
ɔːɡˈmɛntə
center
ˈsɛntə
commenter
ˈkɒmɛntə
concentre
kɒnˈsɛntə
enter
ˈɛntə
epicenter
ˈɛpɪˌsɛntə
epicentre
ˈɛpɪˌsɛntə
inventor
ɪnˈvɛntə
Jobcentre
ˈdʒɒbˌsɛntə
magenta
məˈdʒɛntə
orienter
ˈɔːrɪˌɛntə
placenta
pləˈsɛntə
polenta
pəʊˈlɛntə
presenter
prɪˈzɛntə
renter
ˈrɛntə
right-of-centre
ˌraɪtəvˈsɛntə
supercenter
ˈsuːpərˌsɛntə
tenter
ˈtɛntə
venter
ˈvɛntə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CENTRE

centrally heated
centre back
centre bit
centre court
centre forward
centre ground
centre half
centre of curvature
centre of gravity
centre of mass
centre of pressure
centre pass
centre punch
centre section
centre spread
centre stage
centre three-quarter
centre-fire
centreboard
centred

WORDS THAT END LIKE CENTRE

business centre
call centre
city centre
community centre
conference centre
convention centre
craft centre
drop-in centre
exhibition centre
fitness centre
garden centre
health centre
information centre
leisure centre
rencontre
resource centre
service centre
shopping centre
the Centre
town centre
training centre

Synonyms and antonyms of centre in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CENTRE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «centre» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of centre
bull´s-eye · core · crux · focus · heart · hub · kernel · mid · middle · midpoint · nucleus · pivot

Translation of «centre» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CENTRE

Find out the translation of centre to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of centre from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «centre» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

centro
570 millions of speakers

English

centre
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केंद्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَسَط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

центр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

centro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেন্দ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

centre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pusat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zentrum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

中心
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

중심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tengah, pusat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trung tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சென்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केंद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

merkez
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

centro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

centrum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

центр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

centru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κέντρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sentrum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mitt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sentrum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of centre

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTRE»

The term «centre» is very widely used and occupies the 1.521 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CENTRE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «centre» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «centre» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about centre

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CENTRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word centre.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis - otherised and stigmatised - you become the prop in a proposition.
2
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
3
Bill Alexander
The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
4
Rick Astley
I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
5
Daniel Barenboim
I liked very much when we lived in Hampstead. We would go for walks on the Heath. I liked it better than living in the centre of town.
6
Julian Barnes
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
7
Mark Barrowcliffe
With a rescue dog, you take what's at the centre as long as it roughly fits the bill. When you buy a dog from a breeder, you can choose everything from its personality to how shiny its coat is.
8
Rory Bremner
I am proud of Edinburgh's status as a financial centre, but where is it on the index of global financial centres? Sixty-fourth. Below Hamilton, Casablanca and Mauritius. London, by contrast, is second only to New York. That's a link worth keeping.
9
Matthew Bright
The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it.
10
Wilfred Burchett
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CENTRE»

Discover the use of centre in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to centre and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
One Night at the Call Centre
A comedy of romance and crossed lines Six friends are selling home appliances to the US from a call centre in India.
Chetan Bhagat, 2007
2
How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre
There are plenty of practice questions with answers and explanations, and new material on personality and emotional intelligence questionnaires.How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre is essential preparation for this daunting selection ...
Harry Tolley, Robert Wood, 2006
3
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
The novel has been filmed many times, but nothing can compare with the thrills and excitement generated by the written narrative. It is supreme escapist entertainment for all ages.
Jules Verne, 1996
4
The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology
A spectre is haunting Western academia, the spectre of the Cartesian subject.
Slavoj Žižek, 2000
5
Centre and Periphery in the Ancient World
This collaborative volume is concerned with long-term social change.
M. J. Rowlands, Mogens Trolle Larsen, Kristian Kristiansen, 1987
6
Steering from the Centre: Strengthening Political Control in ...
This volume analyzes the extent to which the centre of government can retain political and administrative control when delivery of public services is increasingly done through networks, contacts, partnerships, and a host of other devolved ...
Carl Dahlström, B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, 2011
7
Seeking the Centre: The Australian Desert in Literature, Art ...
This exciting, highly illustrated book reveals the impact of the desert on Australian culture.
Roslynn Doris Haynes, 1998
8
A Centre of Wonders: The Body in Early America
The first book devoted solely to the history and theory of the body in early American cultural studies brings together authors representing diverse academic disciplines.
Janet Moore Lindman, Michele Lise Tarter, 2001
9
Shopping Centre Development (RLE Retailing and Distribution)
This book examines the shopping centre development process and analyses the control policies which have been taken and which are needed. It draws on material from throughout the developed world. First published 1985.
John Dawson, Dennis Lord, 2012
10
Gower Handbook of Call and Contact Centre Management
This chapter examines the pivotal role of the contact centre manager, and provides a true understanding of the attributes needed for a successful contact centre manager. BACKGROUND The business role of the contact centre has evolved ...
Natalie Calvert, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CENTRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term centre is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wimbledon: Why Novak Djokovic match was not moved to Centre
Wimbledon's Centre Court could have been used to allow Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson finish their fourth round match. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Abu Dhabi counter-terrorism centre to battle ISIL's online lies
The Sawab Centre will focus on counter-propaganda aimed at undercutting ISIL's appeal among young Arabs in the region to help staunch the ... «The National, Jul 15»
3
Men's invitation doubles - Centre
As Mansour Bahrami and Henri Leconte amuse the Centre Court crowd with their ... Andy Murray is first on Centre Court against Vasek Pospisil, followed by ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
Summer 2015 art internships challenge and inspire
Centre College students are inspired to expand their boundaries and stretch themselves academically, both on campus and beyond. «Centre College News, Jul 15»
5
Person detained for using drone to photograph Bhabha Atomic …
... Police on Tuesday detained a person for illegally using a drone to photograph the Trombay-based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
6
Government makes it easy for IAS officers to return to Centre
According to the rules, a Joint Secretary-level officer has a tenure of five years at the Centre after which he has to remain compulsorily for three ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
7
BSNL to urge Centre to allow MNP in North East
He, however, said that the Centre has recently approved a proposal to implement a comprehensive development plan for the north eastern ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
8
SC to Centre, EC: Why political parties are not under RTI ambit
The bench also issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission asking them to make their stand clear on bringing political parties ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
9
tanjong pagar centre by SOM: singapore's tallest building
tanjong pagar centre by SOM: video explores singapore's tallest building ... the 160,000 square meter 'tanjong pagar centre' will provide a mix ... «Designboom, Jul 15»
10
Now, yoga centre in Coimbatore introduces 'Dance Yoga'
Coimbatore: A yoga Centre in Coimbatore has introduced 'Dance Yoga', which contain simple and special exercised that can reportedly cure ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»

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