centre [-s] n
Fr. < L. centr-um, center of rotation < Gk. κεντρον, sharp point, stationary point of a pair of compasses.
- Core; interior; inner domain; point of origin; [fig.] soul.
- Essence; nucleus; [fig.] aspiration; goal; focus; ultimate point; main purpose.
- The midst; the middle; the central point; farthest point away from home.
- House; institution; habitation; [metonymy] city; village; market; town; community; gathering place; cluster of dwellings.