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

    • 1.2Politics

      centro masculine
      (party/coalition) (before noun) centrista
      (party/coalition) (before noun) de centro
      he's left of center es de centro izquierda
      • As the only true centre party in this Parliament, New Zealand First wants to propose something new and different.
      • Though still opposing racism, he was moving to the political centre.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • He also borrowed from the playbooks of Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair by marching his party to the center.
      • I ask that that member refer to this party, perhaps, as a party of the centre.
      • That's always been the objective of left of centre political parties.
      • Several people wrote to suggest that the Democrats actually are the center party these days, and there's a lot of truth in that.
      • In England this has been affected by the rise of the centre party, in Scotland and Wales by the rise of nationalism.
      • In Italy the working class is represented both by a centre New Labour type party and by the more radical Rifondazione Comunista.
      • Clinton was dragging his party closer to the center.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The first round of the French presidential election showed the extent of the collapse of the centre parties.
      • Andrew Murray's statement today makes it certain a new centre party will emerge from the rubble of the Democrats.
      • But Giscard and Barre had difficulty in convincing the centre parties of the necessity of such policies.
      • 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.
      • In contrast, all the parties running from the centre through to the right are voting for a sensible approach and growth.

    • 1.3(filling)

      relleno masculine
      • Cool slightly, but serve still warm so the chocolate centre is still melted.
      • Flatten each ball, put one part of filling in the centre and cover it to make an oval ball.
      • Here's the ‘correct’ answer: The chocolate centers of ‘plain’ M&Ms are cast in little molds.
      • In the confectionery industry today, fruit pastes appear to have been reduced to a minor role as centres for fondant, chocolates, and dragées.
      • 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
    • 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.
    • There will also be a heavy goods testing centre, filling station and car wash.
    • Problems of language also surfaced at the refuge centres.
    • Instead of plying the expressways, they now circle the inspection centres for confused accident victims to go to them.
    • Comprehensive information on adoption in England, including contact details for adoption agencies, post-adoption centres and support groups.
    • 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.
    • Moore spent much of the week sitting next to Jimmy Carter in a private part of the convention centre's dress circle.
    • Hours away from Houston, our community is filling centers and churches; my daughter talks of the girl from New Orleans new to her class.
    • The disused school building could be a centre for the community to meet and for visitors to gather.
    • A network of 15 centres could support about 22,000 of the 100,000 asylum seekers who come to Britain each year.
    • The army has arrested several local party leaders and raided the party's documentation centre.
    • Lismore Council's parks manager Neil Moreton inspects the new surface around the transit centre.
    • When play for the day was abandoned, Howell presented himself at the media centre for a press conference.
    • More than one hundred local women were employed in the manufacture of these items at various South Side social centers.
    • It is envisaged as a fully accessible cultural building and a centre for excellence in innovation.
    • Morgan may have to wait months to find a rotation in a dialysis center with the care available at MCP.
    • 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.
    • Located in 19 cities, the centers are designed to open up the vast resources of the Internet to gays and lesbians nationwide.
    • He will also carry out tests in the Dungarvan test centre while on rotation from Waterford.
  • 3

    (in US football, rugby) centro feminine
    (in basketball) pivot feminine
    (in basketball) pivote masculine Latin America
    • Two centers earned NBA Players of the Week awards for their performance last week.
    • The only question is whether he can handle the line calls a center must make.
    • 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.
    • Only two players - centers Erick Dampier and Adonal Foyle - have been with the team longer than Richardson and power forward Troy Murphy.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(position)

      (picture/heading) centrar
      • These pressure distributions apply a side force to the hammer piston which strives to center the hammer piston in the guide.
      • Place the keg on the scale and tilt it on its edge centering it in the middle of the scale.
      • Center the nail in the nail slot and drive the nail straight in.

    • 1.2Sport

      (ball) lanzar un centro con
      • In just the sixth minute of play Larkin beat her defender on the right side of the field and centered the ball to junior forward Fellows.
      • "The player that centred the ball for Allen to score the equaliser was Richardson," he said.
      • James centered the ball for Macauley to finish with a header, but Mariano intervened and prevented a goal.
      • The Hacketstown defence has not been itself of late and they were again found wanting when Wesley Maher manoeuvred his way to the end line before centring for Paddy Whelan to give Town the lead in the 18th minute.

  • 2

    • 2.1(concentrate, focus)

      to center sth on sth/sb centrar algo en algo/algn

    • 2.2(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
      • It was actually formed by a number of scholars, mainly centred in Trinity College in Cambridge.
      • The cancer centre is centred in Sligo and cares for patients in the surrounding counties - Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo and West Cavan.
      • But, at the moment, see I'm very much centred in the city because I'm busy.
      • More than 27,000 Australian and US personnel are participating in the biennial drill centred in central Queensland.
      • MidCentral District Health Board, centred in Palmerston North, does this successfully.
      • Since 1990, the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary have provided a day service, centred in Abbeyleix, for adults with intellectual disability.
      • This old established family firm, with ten shops throughout the city and others centred in Haxby, Scarborough, Knaresborough and Leeds, served thousands of regular customers each week.
      • Their commitment to using regional production companies to make their programmes has ensured that the talent base has remained widespread and not centred in one particular city.
      • Consequently, by 1815 the countryside was again as rural as it had been a century earlier, and a reconstructed textile industry was later centred in towns.
      • A number of Jewish pressure groups, mainly centred in North America called for the book to be pulped.

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
    • The idea of a film project centring on her and her music seemed to make great sense.
    • The focus-group discussions centered around perceived risks and benefits of early pregnancy.
    • His plan centers on increased support for renewable energy and for alternative motor fuels made from corn and soybeans.
    • Most of the discussions have centred around the future of the team and which players should be eligible to play for them.
  • 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
    • In the meantime, Brad Chartrand is centering the Vlasak-Palffy line.
    • The new Grumpy Old Men line of veterans Kirk Muller, Mike Keane and John MacLean became a real defensive weapon, joining productive lines centered by Mike Modano and Joe Nieuwendyk.
    • The Sedins likely will play with two-way winger Trent Klatt, whom they played with in training camp, and another line probably will be centered by creative sophomore Harold Druken.
    • Quinn used two lines against that line, one centered by Mario Lemieux and the other by Joe Sakic.
    • A former Penguin will center Jagr's line, but except for on the power play, it won't be Lang.