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Synonyms for center

a point or an area equidistant from all sides of something

a place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

to direct toward a common center

at, in, near, or being the center

Synonyms for center

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

the object upon which interest and attention focuses

the middle of a military or naval formation

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

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

a place where some particular activity is concentrated

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

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

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers

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

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(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

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

equally distant from the extremes

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


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So he shot even while he talked, yet the shaft lodged not more than half an inch from the very center.
Again he shot, and again he smote his arrow close beside the center; a third time he loosed his bowstring and dropped his arrow just betwixt the other two and into the very center, so that the feathers of all three were ruffled together, seeming from a distance to be one thick shaft.
So Gilbert took his place once more, but this time he failed, for, a sudden little wind arising, his shaft missed the center ring, but by not more than the breadth of a barley straw.
Thy eggs are cracked, Gilbert," quoth Robin, laughing; and straightway he loosed a shaft, and once more smote the white circle of the center.
Each struck upon the bull's-eye, and one even nearer the center than his rival's mark.
That good-natured giant seemed determined to outdo Tepus by a tiny margin in each separate shot; for the first and the second shafts grazed his rival's on the inner side, while for the third Little John did the old trick of the forest: he shot his own arrow in a graceful curve which descended from above upon Tepus's final center shaft with a glancing blow that drove the other out and left the outlaw's in its place.
Twas the best shooting he had yet done, but there was still the smallest of spaces left--if you looked closely--at the very center.
During the 2006 spring semester, the center recorded more than 432,000 visits from 20,000 individuals.
Teachers and parents swear by the child-parent center program, and researchers have documented that the centers' preschool students fare better as young adults than children who do not attend.
The core center thus is charged with creating effective teams at the institution(s) it serves to enhance existing programs in environmental health research and to build capacity in new and emerging areas which support or enhance these new directions in environmental health.
Writing center administrators reported that native speakers most often requested help with organization, style and content; tutors noted many students' general misunderstanding with the writing process and sometimes of the expectations of their disciplines.
The Cultural Center will house the site-wide visitor's center, the International Freedom Center, and The Drawing Center.
A nationwide ``arms race'' by cities and counties to pump money into convention center projects has bled local budgets without bringing more visitors and conventions to the shiny new facilities, said Heywood Sanders, a University of Texas at San Antonio professor who has studied dozens of convention centers nationwide.
Cerritos Dec 5-7, Scrooge: The Musical, Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Dr, 562.
Iowa: Belmond Health Care Center (Belmond); Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center (Kingsley); Emmetsburg Care Center (Emmetsburg); Ruthven Community Care Center (Ruthven)
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