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 for centre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Center \Cen"ter\, Centre \Cen"tre\ v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Centered or Centred (s[e^]n"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Centering or Centring.]
     1. To be placed in a center; to be central.
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     2. To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest
        on, or gather about, as a center.
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              Where there is no visible truth wherein to center,
              error is as wide as men's fancies.    --Dr. H. More.
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              Our hopes must center in ourselves alone. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster] Center

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Center \Cen"ter\, Centre \Cen"tre\, v. t.
     1. To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
        --Milton.
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     2. To collect to a point; to concentrate.
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              Thy joys are centered all in me alone. --Prior.
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     3. (Mech.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception
        of a center.
        [1913 Webster] Centerbit

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  centre \cen"tre\, n. & v.
     See Center. [chiefly British]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Centre
      n 1: a low-lying region in central France
      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, centre, middle, heart, eye]
      3: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the
         extremities of a figure [syn: center, centre, midpoint]
      4: a place where some particular activity is concentrated; "they
         received messages from several centers" [syn: center,
         centre]
      5: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is
         enclosed in chocolate or some other covering [syn: center,
         centre]
      6: 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" [syn: kernel, substance, core, center,
         centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul,
         inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-
         gritty]
      7: the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his
         stories made him the center of the party" [syn: center,
         centre, center of attention, centre of attention]
      8: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;
         "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
         [syn: center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre]
      9: a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were
         raising money to build a new center for research" [syn:
         center, centre]
      v 1: move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not
           centered" [syn: center, centre]
      2: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your
         studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: concentrate,
         focus, center, centre, pore, rivet]

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Centre -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    135758
     Housing Units (2000): 53161
     Land area (2000):     1107.533150 sq. miles (2868.497568 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    4.317701 sq. miles (11.182795 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1111.850851 sq. miles (2879.680363 sq. km)
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.887275 N, 77.834459 W
     Headwords:
      Centre
      Centre, PA
      Centre County
      Centre County, PA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Centre, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama
     Population (2000):    3216
     Housing Units (2000): 1515
     Land area (2000):     10.968141 sq. miles (28.407354 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.105972 sq. miles (0.274466 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    11.074113 sq. miles (28.681820 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            13648
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             34.159181 N, 85.674742 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     35960
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Centre, AL
      Centre
  

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