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CENTERPIECE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does centerpiece mean? 

CENTERPIECE (noun)
  The noun CENTERPIECE has 2 senses:

1. the central or most important feature
2. something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)

  Familiarity information: CENTERPIECE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CENTERPIECE (noun)


Sense 1centerpiece [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The central or most important feature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

centerpiece; centrepiece

Context example:

education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform

Hypernyms ("centerpiece" is a kind of...):

characteristic; feature (a prominent aspect of something)


Sense 2centerpiece [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

centerpiece; centrepiece

Hypernyms ("centerpiece" is a kind of...):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "centerpiece"):

epergne (a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers)


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