noun, verb, cen·tred, cen·tring. Chiefly British.
Words nearby centre
Definition for centring (2 of 2)
- the part of a legislative assembly, especially in continental Europe, that sits in the center of the chamber, a position customarily assigned to members of the legislature who hold political views intermediate between those of the Right and Left.
- the members of such an assembly who sit in the Center.
- the political position of persons who hold moderate views.
- politically moderate persons, taken collectively; Centrists; middle-of-the-roaders: Unfortunately, his homeland has always lacked a responsible Center.
- a lineman who occupies a position in the middle of the line and who puts the ball into play by tossing it between his legs to a back.
- the position played by this lineman.
- a player who participates in a center jump.
- the position of the player in the center of the court, where the center jump takes place at the beginning of play.
- the mean position of a figure or system.
- the set of elements of a group that commute with every element of the group.
- a tapered rod, mounted in the headstock spindle (live center) or the tailstock spindle (dead center) of a lathe, upon which the work to be turned is placed.
- one of two similar points on some other machine, as a planing machine, enabling an object to be turned on its axis.
- a tapered indentation, in a piece to be turned on a lathe, into which a center is fitted.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of center
OTHER WORDS FROM centercen·ter·a·ble, adjectivecen·ter·less, adjectivesu·per·cen·ter, noun
usage note for center
Examples from the Web for centring
The main part of the interest in Greek and Turkish affairs is centring itself along the Greek frontier.
Suddenly his attention came back to the crowd, centring on a party of four men who turned into the great entrance.The Short Line War|Samuel Merwin
The method to be employed for centring work depends upon its diameter, and upon whether its ends are square or not.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The congregation had broken up into groups, centring more particularly about the neighbourhood of the Angel.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
During the erection of the cupola, no centring is required, as in the case of the arch.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
British Dictionary definitions for centring (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for centring (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for centring (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for centring (4 of 4)
- the midpoint of any line or figure, esp the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface
- the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity
- a political party or group favouring moderation, esp the moderate members of a legislative assembly
- (as modifier)a Centre-Left alliance
- a player who plays in the middle of the forward line
- the act or an instance of passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field, court, etc
- the position of a player who jumps for the ball at the start of play
- the player in this position
- the ring around the bull's eye
- a shot that hits this ring
Word Origin for centre
Medicine definitions for centring
Idioms and Phrases with centring
In addition to the idiom beginning with center
- center of attraction, the
- front and center