Definition of centered in English:


(British centred)


  • 1Placed or situated in the center.

    • ‘I've climbed extensively with both offset and centered monopoints, and the difference isn't readily noticeable - both work equally well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With the exhibition ‘Rainbow Mandala,’ he combines his signature rainbow imagery and a new motif of circles with centered dots.’
    • ‘It made my entire desktop blink on each ring, with a centered popup showing who was calling and what number they were using.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She wants you to have a good centered position, and not to aim for the highest extension.’
    • ‘Its crosshairs moved independently of the image so they ended up cockeyed instead of centered.’
    • ‘Likewise, her famous photograph Migrant Mother, of an Oakie mother with her children, has those same centered eyes, still with a vacant look.’
    • ‘There was a darkening of the lighting, about two inches wide and one high, right above the centered name on the display frame.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You tend to be moody but need to come from a centred and balanced space to deal with finances and business opportunities.’
    • ‘Since you are affected by situations and influenced by people around you, you need to remain centred and aware.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Psychoanalysis disrupts notions of a unitary, centred and rational self by its emphasis on an inner world permeated by desire and fantasy.’
    • ‘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 best writing reflects deeply located and centred lives, voices embedded in accent, in history, in place.’
    • ‘A happy, centered and positive John Lennon was awesome to behold, and Double Fantasy was the beginning of that process.’
    • ‘The gently centered Quaker part of me is trying hard to calm the Help!’
    • ‘I feel centred and strong, and it's a lovely feeling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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-tempered
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