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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Center  \Cen"ter\,  or  Centre  \Cen"tre\,  seal  \seal\  .  (Gas 
  Manuf.) 
  A  compound  hydraulic  valve  for  regulating  the  passage  of  the 
  gas  through  a  set  of  purifiers  so  as  to  cut  out  each  one  in 
  turn  for  the  renewal  of  the  lime. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Center  \Center\,  or  Centre  \Centre\,  punch  \punch\  .  (Mech.) 
  a  A  punch  for  making  indentations  or  dots  in  a  piece  of 
  work  as  for  suspension  between  lathe  centers,  etc 
  b  A  punch  for  punching  holes  in  sheet  metal,  having  a  small 
  conical  center  to  insure  correct  locating. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  be  collected  to  a  point;  to  be  concentrated;  to  rest 
  on  or  gather  about  as  a  center. 
 
  Where  there  is  no  visible  truth  wherein  to  center, 
  error  is  as  wide  as  men's  fancies.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  Our  hopes  must  center  in  ourselves  alone.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Center  \Cen"ter\,  Centre  \Cen"tre\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  place  or  fix  in  the  center  or  on  a  central  point. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  collect  to  a  point;  to  concentrate. 
 
  Thy  joys  are  centered  all  in  me  alone.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  To  form  a  recess  or  indentation  for  the  reception 
  of  a  center. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centre  \Cen"tre\,  n.  &  v. 
  See  {Center}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Centre 
  n  1:  a  low-lying  region  in  central  France  [syn:  {Centre}] 
  2:  an  area  that  is  approximately  central  within  some  larger 
  region;  "it  is  in  the  center  of  town";  "they  ran  forward 
  into  the  heart  of  the  struggle";  "they  were  in  the  eye  of 
  the  storm"  [syn:  {center},  {middle},  {heart},  {eye}] 
  3:  a  point  equidistant  from  the  ends  of  a  line  or  the 
  extremities  of  a  figure  [syn:  {center},  {midpoint}] 
  4:  a  place  where  some  particular  activity  is  concentrated; 
  "they  received  messages  from  several  centers"  [syn:  {center}] 
  5:  a  cluster  of  nerve  cells  governing  a  specific  bodily 
  process;  "in  most  people  the  speech  center  is  in  the  left 
  hemisphere"  [syn:  {center},  {nerve  center},  {nerve  centre}] 
  6:  a  building  dedicated  to  a  particular  activity;  "they  were 
  raising  money  to  build  a  new  center  for  research"  [syn:  {center}] 
  v  1:  move  into  the  center;  "That  vase  in  the  picture  is  not 
  centered"  [syn:  {center}] 
  2:  focus  one's  attention  on  something  [syn:  {concentrate},  {focus}, 
  {center},  {pore},  {rivet}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Centre,  AL  (city,  FIPS  13648) 
  Location:  34.15302  N,  85.67173  W 
  Population  (1990):  2893  (1254  housing  units) 
  Area:  28.0  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35960 




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