centrepiece


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centrepiece

(ˈsɛntəˌpiːs) or

centerpiece

n
an object used as the centre of something, esp for decoration
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centrepiece - the central or most important featurecentrepiece - 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.centrepiece - 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

centrepiece

noun focus, highlight, hub, cynosure, star This year the centrepiece of the Festival will be its presentation of two rarely performed operas.
Translations

centrepiece

centerpiece (US) [ˈsentəpiːs] Ncentro m de mesa (fig) → atracción f principal

centrepiece

[ˈsɛntərpiːs] (British) centerpiece (US) n
[table] → milieu m de table
(fig) (= key feature) → pièce m maîtressecentre spread n (British) (in newspaper, magazine)double page f centralecentre stage n (= prime position) to take centre stage → occuper le devant de la scène
to return to centre stage → revenir sur le devant de la scène

centrepiece

centerpiece (Am) [ˈsɛntəˌpiːs] ncentrotavola m (fig) → pezzo forte, punta di diamante
References in classic literature ?
Even the cabin table itself had been knocked into kindling-wood; and the cabin mess dined off the broad head of an oil-butt, lashed down to the floor for a centrepiece.
An epergne or centrepiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; and, as I looked along the yellow expanse out of which I remember its seeming to grow, like a black fungus, I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it, as if some circumstances of the greatest public importance had just transpired in the spider community.
Facing the fire between the settles, a sofa, a footstool, and a little table, formed a centrepiece devoted to Mrs Boffin.
The centrepiece is a big streamlined bar surrounded by seven soft leather fixed stools for customers to drink, eat and socialize in comfort (turbulence permitting).
Channel 4's Time Team felled the 150-year-old oak to form the centrepiece of a lifesize replica of the ancient wooden circle.
You can make a stunning centrepiece by putting pieces of fresh pine trimmings from the tree into a large decorative bowl with red and gold ball ornaments on top and place it on a table or in the fireplace.
Use everything from driftwood to shells, crowned with a centrepiece of carefully-arranged blooms.
Fourteen students from Matthew Boulton College, at Eastside, battled it out in a competition organised by Centrepiece, a group of Birmingham jewellers.
Jewellery designers from across the city will be putting their arty accessories in the foyer of Symphony Hall, as part of the Centrepiece event.
Decorate the rest of the table in green and red, add bright berries and holly and use a centrepiece of Santa on his sleigh.
The annual Centrepiece exhibition, which runs until Thursday December 22, features the work of a group of talented designer-maker jewellers, silversmiths and related craftspeople with workshops and studios in and around the city's historic Jewellery Quarter.
The Centrepiece show, at Birmingham Symphony Hall, runs from tomorrow until Thursday, December 22.