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.