Center
Center Cen"ter, Centre Cen"tre, v. t. 1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To collect to a point; to concentrate. [1913 Webster]

Thy joys are centered all in me alone. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mech.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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