center

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See middle.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. mid, middle, central, inmost, inner, midway, medial, deepest, inmost, innermost, internal, interior, at the halfway point, median; see also central 1 .
Ant. outer, outside*, exterior.
n.
1. [A central point]
Syn. middle, midpoint, focus, nucleus, core, heart, nave, hotbed, hub, omphalos, navel, point of convergence, point of concentration, focal point, midst, middle point, focalization, radiant, centrality, marrow, cynosure, kernel, bull's-eye, pivot, axis, marrow, pith, dead center*.
Ant. edge*, verge, rim.
2. [A point that attracts people]
Syn. city, town, metropolis, plaza, capital, shopping center, trading center, concourse, station, hub, mart, market, crossroads, mall, social center, meeting place, club, market place, common, town common, square.
3. [Essence]
Syn. core, gist, kernel; see essence 1 .
See Synonym Study at middle . v.
Syn. concentrate, centralize, focus, intensify, unify, unite, combine, converge upon, concenter, join, meet, focalize, gather, close on, consolidate, bring to a focus, center on, center in, center around, revolve around, gather together, flock together, cluster, collect, draw together, bring together, focus attention, attract.
Ant. decentralize, spread*, branch off.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
middle point, middle, median, focal point, dead center, bull's-eye, midst, hub, pivot, core, heart, nucleus, inside, pith.
II
v.
concentrate, focus, converge, direct, join, unify, fix.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A point or an area equidistant from all sides of something: median, middle, midpoint, midst. See EDGE. 2. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance: focus, headquarters, heart, hub, seat. See EDGE. 3. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate: bottom, core, focus, heart, hub, quick, root1. See START. II verb To direct toward a common center: channel, concentrate, converge, focalize, focus. Sledge. III adjective At, in, near, or being the center: central, medial, median, mid, middle. See EDGE.

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