Religion is at the center of this debate over explicit protections for LGBT people.
Now, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have put Vladimir Putin at the center of the global stage.
After a time, Robert Pattinson enters and sits in the center section.
But there are also those to whom this act becomes not a transition for sex, but the center of activity.
“Clearly, the employer lobby has been effective with Sen. Baucus,” says Jessica Arons of the center for American Progress.
In its ends are slots, and in its center is a hole so that the ¼ in.
Should anyone in the circle be hit by the bag he takes the place of the center toad.
This center in the great sphere of the universe is the earth.
One player is chosen as bear, sits in the center of the room on a stool.
On the rim of the marble basin in the center of this hall some red stains were seen.
late 14c., "middle point of a circle; point round which something revolves," from Old French centre (14c.), from Latin centrum "center," originally fixed point of the two points of a drafting compass, from Greek kentron "sharp point, goad, sting of a wasp," from kentein "stitch," from PIE root *kent- "to prick" (cf. Breton kentr "a spur," Welsh cethr "nail," Old High German hantag "sharp, pointed").
Figuratively from 1680s. Meaning "the middle of anything" attested from 1590s. Spelling with -re popularized in Britain by Johnson's dictionary (following Bailey's), though -er is older and was used by Shakespeare, Milton, and Pope. Center of gravity is recorded from 1650s. Center of attention is from 1868.
1590s, "to concentrate at a center," from center (n.). Related: Centered; centering. Meaning "to rest as at a center" is from 1620s. Sports sense of "to hit toward the center" is from 1890. To be centered on is from 1713. In combinations, -centered is attested by 1958.
center cen·ter (sěn'tər)
A point or place in the body that is equally distant from its sides or outer boundaries; the middle.
A group of neurons in the central nervous system that control a particular function.