centre

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See also: Centre, centré, and centrē

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French centre, from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kentron), from κεντεῖν (kentein, to prick, goad).

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Canada, centre is often spelled center, especially in Western Canada and when used as a verb.

Noun[edit]

centre (plural centres)

  1. UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa spelling of center.

Verb[edit]

centre (third-person singular simple present centres, present participle centring, simple past and past participle centred)

  1. UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa spelling of center.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kentron), from κεντεῖν (kentein, to prick, goad)

Noun[edit]

centre m (plural centres)

  1. center (point in the interior of a circle)
  2. center (middle portion of something)
  3. center (place where some function or activity occurs)
  4. center (topic that is particularly important)
  5. downtown (business center of a city)

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Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

centre

  1. centrally

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

centre m (plural centres)

  1. centre, center
  2. (soccer) cross, specifically one directed into the penalty area

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Lojban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Brivla[edit]

centre

  1. m1=c1 is m2=c2 centimeter(s) / hundredth(s) of a meter [metric unit] in length (default 1) measured in direction m3=c3 by standard x4=m3.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Lojban word centre resembles the English one in spelling (but not pronunciation), and is therefore a false friend. Instead, the latter term translates to the gismu midju.

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

centre

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of centrar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of centrar
  3. first-person singular imperative of centrar
  4. third-person singular imperative of centrar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

centre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of centrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of centrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of centrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of centrar.