dead center

Definition of dead center

:in the exact center
  • She hung the picture dead center on the wall.

Word by Word Definitions

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

center play
  1. : the point around which a circle or sphere is described

  2. : the center of the circle inscribed in a regular (see 1regular 2b) polygon

  3. : a point, area, person, or thing that is most important or pivotal in relation to an indicated activity, interest, or condition

  1. : to place or fix at or around a center or central area

  2. : to give a central focus or basis

  3. : to adjust (things, such as lenses) so that the axes coincide


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