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1. Something in a central position, especially a decorative object or arrangement placed at the center of a table.
2. The central or most important feature: "Now comes decontrol, the centerpiece of [the President's] energy program" (Tom Alexander).


(ˈsɛn tərˌpis)

1. an ornamental object used on the center of a dining table.
2. the central or outstanding point or feature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centerpiece - the central or most important featurecenterpiece - the central or most important feature; "education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
2.centerpiece - something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
epergne - a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers
References in classic literature ?
He made his carpet in circles--first a circle of old gray tomcats, with their tails all pointing toward the center; then a circle of yellow cats; next a circle of black cats and a circle of white ones; then a circle of all sorts of cats; and, finally, a centerpiece of assorted kittens.
It's the embroidered centerpiece she was working at.
To make a colorful ornament bowl centerpiece, just fill a decorative bowl with vintage Christmas tree ornaments.
com)-- As we approach the holiday season, millions of families nationwide will be hosting or attending Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with a sumptuous table graced with a floral centerpiece.
She ordered a very expensive cake to be the centerpiece of the dessert table, surrounded by all sorts of cookies, fruit, etc.
For example, rearranging the letters of RAINS into RANSI and flanking this centerpiece with a pair of "T"s produces TRANSIT.
announced a $4 million grant to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences via the SECU Foundation, funding the museum's centerpiece of the planned Nature Research Center.
The Modhesh theme will focus on a Modhesh cake as the centerpiece with fruit and vegetable carvings of the bubbly mascot.
The Dyna-Sonic snare drum, the company's centerpiece, is prized by collectors and players.
Caption: Advance Realty Group's Harrison MetroCentre, the centerpiece of Harrison's rebirth as a major New Jersey city, took another step forward as Turner Construction and Mazzocchi Wrecking began demolition of the site's largest structure, the Guyon General Piping Company Building.
For another easy-do centerpiece, arrange assorted colored flowers in a low, tight design, placing the stems directly in the flesh of a small watermelon half.
They will be the centerpiece of our Air Force-to-Air Force relationship and are a significant milestone furthering U.