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According to WordNet, the noun "center" has 18 sense(s).

100727500 (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback".

105921123 the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story".

109904321 (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff".

105463533 a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere".

102994219 the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center".

102993546 a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research".

103965456 mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls".

108521816 a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure.

100728464 the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game.

108481832 the middle of a military or naval formation; "they had to reinforce the center".

107602650 the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering.

108514034 a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they received messages from several centers".

100725506 a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game.

109904708 (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team.

108416523 politically moderate persons; centrists.

105812038 the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party".

109904556 (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team.

108523483 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".

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