cen·​tered | \ ˈsen-tərd How to pronounce centered (audio) , ˈse-nərd \

Definition of centered

1 : having a center often used in combinationa dark-centered coneflower
2 : having a center of curvature often used in combinationa 3-centered arch
3 : emotionally stable and secure

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Other Words from centered

centeredness \ ˈsen-​tərd-​nəs How to pronounce centeredness (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 Prior to being elected to the school board, Kenyatta was the assistant director for youth programs for Operation Get Down and an advocate of African-centered education. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "In memoriam: A look back at who Michigan lost in 2019," 26 Dec. 2019 The protests didn’t stay centered on rising prices for long. Washington Post, "Cash-strapped Iranians are protesting a rise in fuel prices. Here’s how economic protests have played out before.," 16 Nov. 2019 Remain more centered; honor your personal needs more often., "Most read on," 26 Oct. 2019 Sunday’s quake in the Geysers area struck at 12:34 p.m. The earlier 3.7 magnitude quake struck on Saturday at 7:05 a.m. and was centered 3 miles northwest of the second quake, according to the United States Geological Survey. Nanette Asimov,, "4.2 quake, 2nd in 2 days, hits Sonoma County north of Healdsburg," 3 Nov. 2019 The open concept design showcases expansive rooms that seamlessly flow to the amazing outdoor spaces that include a centered courtyard, loggia, sprawling patio, pool, spa and gardens. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Luxury new construction in Lafayette’s Happy Valley," 23 Sep. 2019 Stay centered and work with an unexpected situation., "HAPPY BIRTHDAY," 17 Sep. 2019 By the 2000s, though, Plimpton’s career had mostly become centered in New York. Chris Jones,, "Martha Plimpton has left the Steppenwolf ensemble, a rare exit," 15 July 2019 Step 6: Repeat throughout the length of the hair and duplicate on the other side for a double bubble pony look, or just keep centered for one larger bubble pony. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "NYFW Get The Look: The Festival Hair At Chromat," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of centered

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2020

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“Centered.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of centered

: mainly concerned about or involved with something specified
: having a specified kind of center
: emotionally healthy and calm

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