the center of attention

Definition of the center of attention

:the person most noticed and watched by other people
  • He likes to be the center of attention.

Word by Word Definitions

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

attention play
  1. : the act or state of applying the mind to something

  2. : a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity

  3. : observation, notice


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