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View synonyms for centered

centered

[ sen-terd ]

adjective

  1. having a central axis:

    a centered arc.

  2. equidistant from all bordering or adjacent areas; situated in the center:

    The illustration was centered on the page.

  3. Printing. set above the base line at approximately the level of the hyphen:

    a centered dot between syllables.



centered

/ ˈsɛntəd /

adjective

  1. the US spelling of centred


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Other Words From

  • un·centered adjective
  • well-centered adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of centered1

First recorded in 1580–90; center + -ed 3
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Example Sentences

Shatner is one of those twinkly, winking, self-aware personalities—a man who’s too talented not to be taken seriously but too attuned, too centered to take himself that way.

From Time

The next hour or so trickled by as I did my best to stay calm and centered.

From Time

Thus begins an episode of The Mindy Project centered around a guy trying to have butt sex with his girlfriend.

The brash, engaged, occasionally self-centered ex-lawmaker seemed to retreat inward and practically disappear.

Another popular talking point on the Sunday shows centered around the timing of the Keystone XL vote.

He does take up a leadership role, but his motivations are somewhat self-centered.

Season 4, like the beginning of the series, is centered on another failed drone strike.

All her interest seemed to be centered upon the delicacies placed before her.

Its glory is centered chiefly in its west front, with deep buttresses and many sculptured images of kings and saints.

Matt pondered those words as well as he could with every faculty centered in the running of the car.

She could not write frankly without telling of Henri, and to this point everything had centered about Henri.

The purple, lazy lids of her eyes moved, the slow weary-wise gaze centered on me, her hand moved.

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