centered

adjective

cen·​tered ˈsen-tərd How to pronounce centered (audio)
ˈse-nərd
1
: having a center
often used in combination
a dark-centered coneflower
2
: having a center of curvature
often used in combination
a 3-centered arch
3
: emotionally stable and secure
centeredness
ˈsen-tərd-nəs How to pronounce centered (audio)
ˈse-nərd-
noun

Examples of centered in a Sentence

She struggled with depression for years, but she's more centered now and able to live a full life.
Recent Examples on the Web Therapy will provide a place to talk out your feelings, make plans and stay centered. Meghan Leahy, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 Instead, go with a smaller centered bed or use a larger bed and use one nightstand. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 More local investment - so the logic goes - will encourage U.K. companies to stay centered on home turf. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Still, make an effort to withdraw your ego from any push for change — stay centered on results. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 8 Feb. 2024 Target The latest version of the Apple iPad (7/10, WIRED Recommends) gets some modern updates, such as USB-C charging, a larger 10.9-inch display, 5G support on the cellular model, and a centered camera for video calls. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 The new Show 8 has edge-to-edge glass, a centered camera, and a slightly different shape to its large speaker prism in the back. WIRED, 20 Sep. 2023 Adjusting the skewers helps to compensate for any difference in size and allows Buddy to stay centered. Rachelle Doorley, Parents, 16 Aug. 2023 Jordan’s standout autograph, meanwhile, outpaces the centered image of himself (nearly landing a slam dunk in a Chicago Bulls road uniform) by a half point. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of centered was in 1829

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“Centered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centered. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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