Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of centrepiece.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure.
  • n. the central or most important feature of an activity, plan, or object.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornament intended to be placed in the middle or center of something, as of a table, ceiling, or mantelshelf, or between other ornaments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

center + piece (Wiktionary)

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