Center Cen"ter, Centre Cen"tre v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Centered} or {Centred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Centering} or {Centring}.] 1. To be placed in a center; to be central. [1913 Webster]

2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center. [1913 Webster]

Where there is no visible truth wherein to center, error is as wide as men's fancies. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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