1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle point or place.
2. The middle or central object. In an army, the body of troops occupying the place in the line between the wings. In a fleet, the division between the van and rear of the line of battle, and between the weather division and lee, in the order of sailing.
3. A single body or house.
These institutions collected all authority into one center kings, nobles and people.
CENTER of gravity, in mechanics, the point about which all the parts of a body exactly balance each other.
CENTER o motion, the point which remains at rest, while all the other parts of a body move round it.
CENTER, verb transitive
1. To place on a center; to fix on a central point.
2. To collect to a point.
Thy joys are centered all in me alone.
CENTER, verb intransitive
1. To be collected to a point.
Our hopes must center on ourselves alone.
2. To be collected to a point; to rest on.
3. To be placed in the middle.