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Center Definition(s)

The word center is an adjective.  Center means (1) of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually.
Center is also a noun that means (1) a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the center jump to start the game, (2) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play, (3) the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game, (4) a building dedicated to a particular activity, (5) the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher, (6) a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process, (7) the object upon which interest and attention focuses, (8) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience, (9) the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering, (10) politically moderate persons; centrists, (11) the middle of a military or naval formation, (12) a place where some particular activity is concentrated, (13) a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure, (14) an area that is approximately central within some larger region, (15) (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback, (16) (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team, (17) (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team.
Center is also a verb that means (1) direct one's attention on something, (2) move into the center, (3) center upon.

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