Translation of center in Spanish:


centro, n.

(British centre)

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛn(t)ər//ˈsɛntə/


  • 1

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

    • 1.2Politics

      centro masculine
      (coalition/party) (before noun) centrista
      (party/coalition) (before noun) de centro
      he's left of center es de centro izquierda
      • 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.
      • Though still opposing racism, he was moving to the political centre.
      • Several people wrote to suggest that the Democrats actually are the center party these days, and there's a lot of truth in that.
      • That's always been the objective of left of centre political parties.
      • The party is often seen as a centre party because of its commitment to a mixed economy.
      • In Italy the working class is represented both by a centre New Labour type party and by the more radical Rifondazione Comunista.
      • In England this has been affected by the rise of the centre party, in Scotland and Wales by the rise of nationalism.
      • 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.
      • 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 contrast, all the parties running from the centre through to the right are voting for a sensible approach and growth.
      • The first round of the French presidential election showed the extent of the collapse of the centre parties.
      • He also borrowed from the playbooks of Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair by marching his party to the center.
      • Although Kinnock began on the left, he took the Labour Party into the political centre.
      • I ask that that member refer to this party, perhaps, as a party of the centre.
      • Andrew Murray's statement today makes it certain a new centre party will emerge from the rubble of the Democrats.
      • The SDLP could offer to form a coalition with the unionists and centre parties, without Sinn Fein.
      • As the only true centre party in this Parliament, New Zealand First wants to propose something new and different.
      • 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.
      • But Giscard and Barre had difficulty in convincing the centre parties of the necessity of such policies.

    • 1.3(filling)

      relleno masculine
      • Here's the ‘correct’ answer: The chocolate centers of ‘plain’ M&Ms are cast in little molds.
      • 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.
      • In the confectionery industry today, fruit pastes appear to have been reduced to a minor role as centres for fondant, chocolates, and dragées.
      • Cool slightly, but serve still warm so the chocolate centre is still melted.

  • 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
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    (masculine and feminine) (in US football, rugby) centro masculine
    (masculine and feminine) (in basketball) pivot
    (masculine and feminine) (in basketball) pivote masculine Latin America

transitive verb

  • 1

    (picture/heading) 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