One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Placed or situated in the center.
- ‘It made my entire desktop blink on each ring, with a centered popup showing who was calling and what number they were using.’
- ‘With the exhibition ‘Rainbow Mandala,’ he combines his signature rainbow imagery and a new motif of circles with centered dots.’
- ‘Its crosshairs moved independently of the image so they ended up cockeyed instead of centered.’
- ‘You know which guy I'm talking about - he's the one who looks polished from head to toe, with his designer shoes, stylish tailored suit, and perfectly centered, knotted tie.’
- ‘There was a darkening of the lighting, about two inches wide and one high, right above the centered name on the display frame.’
- ‘First-level headings are placed alone on a line, either centered or left-justified: Second-level headings are placed alone on a line, left-justified.’
- ‘She wants you to have a good centered position, and not to aim for the highest extension.’
- ‘I've climbed extensively with both offset and centered monopoints, and the difference isn't readily noticeable - both work equally well.’
- ‘Likewise, her famous photograph Migrant Mother, of an Oakie mother with her children, has those same centered eyes, still with a vacant look.’
- ‘They had been the first Mobile Suits built and set the standard for future Mobile Suits with two legs, two arms with five-fingered hands, and a head dominated by a centered eyepiece.’
- ‘He had nothing to offer on whether the Selectric balls duplicated the superscripts found on Word, or whether the Selectric balls could produce proportional fonts, kerning, or centered titles.’
- ‘And it is literally impossible that on three separate memos, the typist managed to perfectly line up centered text exactly the way Microsoft Word would.’
2in combination Having the specified subject as the focal element.‘a computer-centered industry’
3in combination Having a center or filling of a specified type.‘a soft-centered chocolate’
4US (of a person) well balanced and confident or serene.
calm, composed, collected, cool, calm, and collected, as cool as a cucumber, tranquil, peaceful, at peace, pacific, untroubled, relaxed, at ease, poised, self-possessed, unperturbed, imperturbable, undisturbed, unruffled, unworried, unexcitable, placid, equable, even-temperedView synonyms
- ‘Psychoanalysis disrupts notions of a unitary, centred and rational self by its emphasis on an inner world permeated by desire and fantasy.’
- ‘The gently centered Quaker part of me is trying hard to calm the Help!’
- ‘You tend to be moody but need to come from a centred and balanced space to deal with finances and business opportunities.’
- ‘For anyone who has wished for an elected official that is holistically centered, spiritually led and aware of the interconnectedness of ALL, this man is the answer to our prayers.’
- ‘So there's a thought - you could use the visualised image as a gateway back into memory or just a gateway into a centred, balanced or evocative mental space.’
- ‘When he finally chooses it will be because he has found a memory in which he formed part of an assemblage beyond his centred, egoist consciousness.’
- ‘I suppose his time there was a matter of sorting out the difference between his identity and his mission, of confronting the many demands and voices that were to challenge his centered self.’
- ‘The romantic ego is, then, on one level, a performer or faker, a legend in its own lunchtime, without any of the centred self-consciousness of great actors or good writers who have something to say.’
- ‘A happy, centered and positive John Lennon was awesome to behold, and Double Fantasy was the beginning of that process.’
- ‘It was simple really - we were taught to give healing from a centred state after connecting our heart chakra with the client's heart chakra.’
- ‘The best writing reflects deeply located and centred lives, voices embedded in accent, in history, in place.’
- ‘I feel centred and strong, and it's a lovely feeling.’
- ‘Since you are affected by situations and influenced by people around you, you need to remain centred and aware.’
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