a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; "it is a center''s responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"
the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research" Synonyms: centre,
the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center" Synonyms: center field, centerfield,
mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls" Synonyms: plaza, mall, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre,
a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere" Synonyms: centre, nerve center, nerve centre,
the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering Synonyms: centre,
politically moderate persons; centrists
the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center"
a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers" Synonyms: centre,
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure Synonyms: centre, midpoint,
an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm" Synonyms: centre, middle, heart, eye,
(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff" Synonyms: snapper,
(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team