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CENTER, n.

1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle point or place.

2. The middle or central object. In an army, the body of troops occupying the place in the line between the wings. In a fleet, the division between the van and rear of the line of battle, and between the weather division and lee, in the order of sailing.

3. A single body or house.

These institutions collected all authority into one center, kings, nobles and people.

Center of gravity, in mechanics, the point about which all the parts of a body exactly balance each other.

Center o motion, the point which remains at rest, while all the other parts of a body move round it.

CENTER, v.t.

1. To place on a center; to fix on a central point.

2. To collect to a point.

Thy joys are centered all in me alone.

CENTER, v.i.

1. To be collected to a point.

Our hopes must center on ourselves alone.

2. To be collected to a point; to rest on.

3. To be placed in the middle.



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CENTER, n.

1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle point or place.

2. The middle or central object. In an army, the body of troops occupying the place in the line between the wings. In a fleet, the division between the van and rear of the line of battle, and between the weather division and lee, in the order of sailing.

3. A single body or house.

These institutions collected all authority into one center, kings, nobles and people.

Center of gravity, in mechanics, the point about which all the parts of a body exactly balance each other.

Center o motion, the point which remains at rest, while all the other parts of a body move round it.

CENTER, v.t.

1. To place on a center; to fix on a central point.

2. To collect to a point.

Thy joys are centered all in me alone.

CENTER, v.i.

1. To be collected to a point.

Our hopes must center on ourselves alone.

2. To be collected to a point; to rest on.

3. To be placed in the middle.

CEN'TER, n. [Gr. κεντρον, a point, goad, or spur, from κεντεω, to prick; L. centrum; Fr. centre; Sp. centro; Port. and It. id.]

  1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle point or place.
  2. The middle or central object. In an army, the body of troops occupying the place in the line between the wings. In a fleet, the division between the van and rear of the line of battle, and between the weather division and lee, in the order of sailing. – Mar. Dict.
  3. A single body or house. These institutions collected all authority into on center, kings, nobles and people. J. Adams. Center of gravity, in mechanics, the point about which all the parts of a body exactly balance each other. Center of motion, the point which remains at rest, while all the other parts of a body move round it. – Encyc.

CENTER, v.i.

  1. To be collected to a point. Our hopes must center on ourselves alone. – Dryden.
  2. To be collected to a point; to rest on.
  3. To be placed in the middle. – Milton.

CEN'TER, v.t.

  1. To place on a center; to fix on a central point. – Milton.
  2. To collect to a point. Thy joys are centered all in me alone. – Prior.

Cen"ter
  1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the middle point or place.
  2. To be placed in a center] to be central.
  3. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.

    Milton.
  4. A compound hydraulic valve for regulating the passage of the gas through a set of purifiers so as to cut out each one in turn for the renewal of the lime.
  5. A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.

    (b)
  6. The middle or central portion of anything.
  7. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.

    Where there is no visible truth wherein to center, error is as wide as men's fancies.
    Dr. H. More.

    Our hopes must center in ourselves alone.
    Dryden.

  8. To collect to a point; to concentrate.

    Thy joys are centered all in me alone.
    Prior.

  9. A principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction.
  10. To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
  11. The earth.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  12. Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.
  13. A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
  14. One of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.

    (b)
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Center

CENTER, noun

1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle point or place.

2. The middle or central object. In an army, the body of troops occupying the place in the line between the wings. In a fleet, the division between the van and rear of the line of battle, and between the weather division and lee, in the order of sailing.

3. A single body or house.

These institutions collected all authority into one center kings, nobles and people.

CENTER of gravity, in mechanics, the point about which all the parts of a body exactly balance each other.

CENTER o motion, the point which remains at rest, while all the other parts of a body move round it.

CENTER, verb transitive

1. To place on a center; to fix on a central point.

2. To collect to a point.

Thy joys are centered all in me alone.

CENTER, verb intransitive

1. To be collected to a point.

Our hopes must center on ourselves alone.

2. To be collected to a point; to rest on.

3. To be placed in the middle.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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