community center


: a building or group of buildings for a community's educational and recreational activities

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Olaya came to Montreal to watch Mathurin work out at a community center, and by the end of it he was sold. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Mar. 2023 In Chicago, a city where the chasm between haves and have-nots runs deep and gun violence is among the highest in the nation, Gang has led by example, designing a service hub for neighborhood and foster-care families in Auburn Gresham and a Chinese-American community center, among others. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2022 Contractors were working to convert the longstanding school building—built in 1938 some 26 miles southeast of Houston in League City—into a new community center. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Oct. 2022 In a video posted to Facebook, the League City Historical Society said a purse was found under a stage during a renovation at the League City School last year when the building was being turned into a community center. Jason Hahn, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2022 An extreme right-wing group in Greece claimed responsibility for an arson attack on an Afghan community center in Athens. Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 The findings were unveiled in a public event Saturday afternoon at VietAID’s community center in Fields Corner, in which Asian American students at BPS were invited to share their experiences. Deanna Pan,, 20 Mar. 2023 Earlier Saturday, the first lady went to a government community center in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi, to attend a meeting of women small-business owners who participate in the Joyful Women program. Arkansas Online, 26 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of community center was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Community center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

community center

: a building or group of buildings for a community's educational and recreational activities
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