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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
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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.
It has come under scrutiny on social media as many are confused as to what the centerpiece is.
Arab News The tower will be the centerpiece of a six-square-kilometer development.
If you're into Shakespeare, and he loves Hemingway, consider using two books at the centerpiece of your table that reflect each of your interests, paired with a floral arrangement and candles.
One was a stunning red table with a centerpiece of tall clusters of big red roses, surrounded by faceted glass and gold candelabras.
In addition to the wedding bird cage, the Candelabra Centerpieces online store also stocks nearly every other kind of quality centerpiece style a shopper could be interested in, with price points that are fair and reasonable.
Cauayan City, Isabela -- Shoppers in the first big mall in Cagayan Valley region are treated to a magical Christmas experience through SM City Cauayan's Yuletide centerpiece dubbed "Santa's 100 Elves at the Toy Factory.
Create name tags for each seat, lay out a tablecloth, fold napkins and create a unique centerpiece to grab your customers' attention.
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.