centre

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See also: Centre, centré, and centrē

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Borrowed from Middle French centre, from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron), from κεντεῖν (kenteîn, to prick, goad).

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centre (plural centres)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center.
    • (middle portion)
      1944 November and December, A Former Pupil, “Some Memories of Crewe Works—II”, in Railway Magazine, page 343:
      So after a short spell in the brass foundry the wisest course was to follow with a similar period in the steel foundry, where much important work was done, including the manufacture of centres for wheels.

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

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Irish, South African, Australian and New Zealand) Alternative spelling of center
    • 1962 February, “Talking of Trains: The "Midland Pullman"”, in Modern Railways, page 77:
      One controversy which has not had an airing in discussion of the new Transport Bill is that centring on the status of the Pullman Car Co.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron), from κεντεῖν (kenteîn, to prick, goad).

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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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centre

  1. centrally

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin centrum, from Ancient Greek κέντρον (kéntron, sharp point).

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centre m (plural centres)

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

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centre

  1. inflection of centrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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centre

  1. inflection of centrar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative