Translation of center in Spanish:


centro, n.

(British centre)

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛn(t)ər//ˈsɛntə/


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    • 1.1(middle point, area)

      centro masculine
      the museum is in the city center el museo está en el centro de la ciudad
      • our office is right in the center nuestra oficina está en el mismo centro
      • I'm going into the center voy al centro
      • the center of the universe el centro del universo
      • his children are the center of his world su vida está centrada en sus hijos
      • to be the center of attention ser el centro de atención
      • This focusing of force is illustrated by the circle in the center of Figure 4.
      • St. Wolfgang became a centre of operetta in the twentieth century.
      • It shows that we can build on Kilkenny's heritage as a centre of medieval creativity.
      • A strong wind blew against his face as he walked into a dark room that was only lit by two simple torches side by side in the center of the square.
      • Where once the Habsburg provinces had been among the most stable in Italy, they now became a centre of agitation.
      • Purchase a headlight for the front of your bike, and then attach it to the center of your handlebars or another location of your choosing.
      • Each bike has the same measurement from saddle tip to the center of the stem/handlebar.
      • In fact it was seen as a centre of academic excellence.
      • In most towns the bus station is a center of activity, lying near the market and itself filled with vendors.
      • He added that helping to transform Iraq into a centre of progress and peace ‘will make America safer’.
      • As a centre of art, Naples has played a major role in Italy since the end of the 13th century.
      • Although this design does not border the field, it does have the advantage of intersecting the pivot head in the center of the field.
      • Thenix admitted, dialing his order into the pad on the center of the table.
      • We now need to consolidate and put Ireland on the map as a centre of post-production excellence.
      • The peak in the center of this surface represented the large estimate of genetic variance in the E3 environment.
      • Construction began with the assembly of a cylindrical structure deeply embedded in the center of the flat side of the asteroid.
      • Mark a circle in the center of the paper to allow the air to pass through.
      • On your average weekday, it lives up to its reputation as a centre of culture.
      • She belonged to a Benedictine monastery in Gundersheim which was a center of intellectual and religious activity.
      • The center of the pole was thickest, the other two points tapering slightly before ending at a sharp point.
      • Warsaw, which fell to Russia, became a centre of ballet activity.
      • Lucknow was a centre of culture, celebrated for its poetry, drama, music and art.
      • Coventry developed from a significant centre of production to a centre of motor car activity by the beginning of the First World War.
      • The membrane normal is oriented along the z axis, and the center of the bilayer is at Z = 0 A.
      • Now the advantage of our car is that you can just put the rear seats down and lay everything out as it was in the centre and pull down side seats and carry on in a civilized manner.
      • The mouth leads to the intestine and anus, which is located in the center of the aboral surface in regular echinoids.
      • However, for almost two centuries after Jesus' death, Bethlehem was a centre of paganism.
      • Touch the top center and the two side panels on the right at the same time.
      • The city is widely considered to be a centre of militant activity.
      • When touring the blues clubs of Chicago, it is best to stay around the centre and the north side of the city.
      • Times Square, normally a centre of frenetic activity, was deserted.
      • Pumbeditha was for centuries a center of Jewish religious/intellectual activity.
      • In the center of the hilt, above the blade, sat a lovely purple gem.
      • The divine figure suckling adolescents, the widest plaque and situated almost in the center, dominates this side.
      • The zippers are in the under surface at the centre and near to each cross boom end for inspection purposes.
      • Tyler walked over to the console and gripped the wheel attached to the center.
      • It became a centre of the slave trade from the 16th century onwards.
      • The centre pleat on each side is a deep inverted box pleat which opens out when something largish is carried inside the bag.
      • He was very gregarious and his home became a centre of activity for a variety of pursuits.
      • But the idea is to cover media, advertising and the arts and to promote Melbourne as a centre of creativity.

    • 1.2Politics

      centro masculine
      (party/coalition) (before noun) centrista
      (party/coalition) (before noun) de centro
      he's left of center es de centro izquierda
      • The first round of the French presidential election showed the extent of the collapse of the centre parties.
      • In Italy the working class is represented both by a centre New Labour type party and by the more radical Rifondazione Comunista.
      • He also borrowed from the playbooks of Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair by marching his party to the center.
      • If anyone's interested in donating a billion dollars to start up a nice sensible party of the center, just leave your email in comments.
      • In England this has been affected by the rise of the centre party, in Scotland and Wales by the rise of nationalism.
      • Several people wrote to suggest that the Democrats actually are the center party these days, and there's a lot of truth in that.
      • As the only true centre party in this Parliament, New Zealand First wants to propose something new and different.
      • But Giscard and Barre had difficulty in convincing the centre parties of the necessity of such policies.
      • Andrew Murray's statement today makes it certain a new centre party will emerge from the rubble of the Democrats.
      • The main points of the manifesto leave us in doubt that New Labour is at best a centre party and at worst, the Tories, except more organised.
      • These results are a sign of one side of the polarisation in European politics to the right and the left as the parties of the centre are seen not to deliver.
      • I ask that that member refer to this party, perhaps, as a party of the centre.
      • Though still opposing racism, he was moving to the political centre.
      • The SDLP could offer to form a coalition with the unionists and centre parties, without Sinn Fein.
      • He has moved the Democratic party to the dynamic centre and much of the country has gone along.
      • Clinton was dragging his party closer to the center.
      • Although Kinnock began on the left, he took the Labour Party into the political centre.
      • The party is often seen as a centre party because of its commitment to a mixed economy.
      • In contrast, all the parties running from the centre through to the right are voting for a sensible approach and growth.
      • That's always been the objective of left of centre political parties.

    • 1.3(filling)

      relleno masculine
      • Here's the ‘correct’ answer: The chocolate centers of ‘plain’ M&Ms are cast in little molds.
      • Cool slightly, but serve still warm so the chocolate centre is still melted.
      • In the confectionery industry today, fruit pastes appear to have been reduced to a minor role as centres for fondant, chocolates, and dragées.
      • Flatten each ball, put one part of filling in the centre and cover it to make an oval ball.
      • A chocolate bar unfortunately unavailable in the US, milk chocolate with little caramel centres.

  • 2

    (site of activity)
    centro masculine
    commercial/financial center centro comercial/financiero
    • community/health center centro cívico/de salud
    • a center of learning/higher education un centro de enseñanza/educación superior
    • urban center centro urbano
    • attacks on civilian centers have ceased han cesado los ataques dirigidos a poblaciones
    • John injured his knee and could not continue running to keep fit for his judo so the pair, who had always trained together, moved indoors onto the rowing machines at local fitness centres.
    • He will also carry out tests in the Dungarvan test centre while on rotation from Waterford.
    • The disused school building could be a centre for the community to meet and for visitors to gather.
    • It is envisaged as a fully accessible cultural building and a centre for excellence in innovation.
    • There will also be a heavy goods testing centre, filling station and car wash.
    • A bus pass is recommended if you are going to bus to classes four out of five days a week and don't forget side treks to commercial centres for food, clothing and other necessities.
    • Moore spent much of the week sitting next to Jimmy Carter in a private part of the convention centre's dress circle.
    • The army has arrested several local party leaders and raided the party's documentation centre.
    • A network of 15 centres could support about 22,000 of the 100,000 asylum seekers who come to Britain each year.
    • More than one hundred local women were employed in the manufacture of these items at various South Side social centers.
    • Company headquarters range from call and IT support centres to new technology research subsidiaries and biotech hubs.
    • It will sell charity goods and film memorabilia, and will also double as an activity centre for terminally ill children.
    • Comprehensive information on adoption in England, including contact details for adoption agencies, post-adoption centres and support groups.
    • Problems of language also surfaced at the refuge centres.
    • Located in 19 cities, the centers are designed to open up the vast resources of the Internet to gays and lesbians nationwide.
    • Morgan may have to wait months to find a rotation in a dialysis center with the care available at MCP.
    • Lismore Council's parks manager Neil Moreton inspects the new surface around the transit centre.
    • Hours away from Houston, our community is filling centers and churches; my daughter talks of the girl from New Orleans new to her class.
    • Instead of plying the expressways, they now circle the inspection centres for confused accident victims to go to them.
    • When play for the day was abandoned, Howell presented himself at the media centre for a press conference.
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    (masculine and feminine) (in US football, rugby) centro
    (masculine and feminine) (in basketball) pivot
    (masculine and feminine) (in basketball) pivote Latin America
    • Only two players - centers Erick Dampier and Adonal Foyle - have been with the team longer than Richardson and power forward Troy Murphy.
    • Two centers earned NBA Players of the Week awards for their performance last week.
    • Although the offensive line is without a center, it still is a formidable group.
    • The team also believes it is easier for McFarland to shed a center's block by lining up at an angle.
    • The only question is whether he can handle the line calls a center must make.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (heading/picture) centrar
  • 2

    (ball) lanzar un centro con
  • 3

    (concentrate, focus)
    to center sth on sth/sb centrar algo en algo/algn
  • 4

    (base around)
    she centers her life around her work/husband su vida gira alrededor de su trabajo/marido
    • the major industries are centered on Chicago las principales industrias están concentradas en Chicago y sus alrededores

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (focus on)
    to center on / upon sth/sb centrarse en algo/algn
    • his hopes centered on being promoted cifraba todas sus esperanzas en que lo ascendieran
  • 2

    (revolve around)
    to center on / around sth/sb girar alrededor de / en torno a algo/algn
    • her life centers around her work su vida gira en torno a su trabajo
  • 3US

    (play in midfield)
    jugar de mediocampo