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(kéntron), from κεντεῖν(kenteîn, to prick, goad).

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Noun[edit]

centre ‎(plural centres)

  1. (British, Canadian, Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (British, Canadian, Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον(kéntron), from κεντεῖν(kenteîn, 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]

Borrowing from Latin centrum.

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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]

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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.