Central Definition

In, at, or near the center.
Webster's New World
Of or forming the center.
Webster's New World
Having dominant or controlling power or influence.
The company's central office.
American Heritage
Equally distant or accessible from various points.
Webster's New World
Most important; main; basic; principal.
Webster's New World
A telephone exchange.
American Heritage
A telephone exchange, esp. the main one, or the telephone operator.
Webster's New World
A location or agency for the control or coordination of a group of related activities.
Air command central.
American Heritage
A location or area of intense activity.
Their apartment was party central on weekends.
American Heritage

Origin of Central

  • Latin centrālis from centrum center center

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin centrālis.

    From Wiktionary


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