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Hub

 (hŭb)
n.
Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the.

[After a scene in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858), a dialogue collection by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in which a character summarizes the civic pride of Bostonians with the phrase Boston State-House is the Hub of the Solar System.]

hub

 (hŭb)
n.
1. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
2. A center of activity or interest; a focal point: Hollywood is the hub of the US movie industry.

[Probably alteration of hob.]

hub

(hʌb)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) the central portion of a wheel, propeller, fan, etc, through which the axle passes
2. the focal point
3. (Computer Science) computing a device for connecting computers in a network
4. (Aeronautics) an airport, railway station, bus station, etc from which many services operate and connecting journeys can be made
5. (Transport) an airport, railway station, bus station, etc from which many services operate and connecting journeys can be made
[C17: probably variant of hob1]

hub

(hʌb)

n.
1. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted.
2. the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike parts radiate on various devices, as on a fan.
3. a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate.
4. the Hub, Boston, Mass. (used as a nickname).
[perhaps variant of hob1]

hub

An organization that sorts and distributes inbound cargo from wholesale supply sources (airlifted, sealifted, and ground transportable) and/or from within the theater. See also hub and spoke distribution; spoke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hub - the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passeshub - the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
car wheel - a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car
electric fan, blower - a fan run by an electric motor
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
propeller, propellor - a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
2.hub - a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve; "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"; "the airport is the economic hub of the area"
center, middle, centre, eye, heart - an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
down town, municipal center, civic center - the center of a city

hub

noun centre, heart, focus, core, middle, focal point, pivot, nerve centre The island's social hub is the Café Sport.

hub

noun
1. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate:
2. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance:
Translations
مَرْكِز الدّولاب أو العَجَلَهمركِز الفعاليَّه أو العَمَل
centrumhubnábojrozbočovač
centrumhjertehjulnav
kerékagy
hjólnöfmiîdepill, miîstöî
stebulė
centrsrumba
iş/faaliyet merkezijanttekerlek göbeği

hub

[hʌb] Ncubo m (fig) → eje m

hub

[ˌhʌb] n
[wheel] → moyeu m
(fig)centre m, foyer mhub airport n (US)plateforme f aéroportuaire, hub m

hub

n
(of wheel)(Rad)nabe f
(fig)Zentrum nt, → Mittelpunkt m; a hub of financeein finanzielles Zentrum; the hub of the universeder Nabel der Welt; a hub of activitydas reinste Bienenhaus; the island’s social hubder gesellschaftliche Mittelpunkt der Insel

hub

[hʌb] n (of wheel) → mozzo (fig) → centro, fulcro

hub

(hab) noun
1. the centre of a wheel.
2. a centre of activity or business.
References in classic literature ?
I'm in, up to the hub, for anything that will pay, Bilgewater; but, you see, I don't know nothing about play-actin', and hain't ever seen much of it.
The ray of light which penetrated through this aperture made its way through a spider's circular web, which tastefully inscribed its delicate rose in the arch of the window, and in the centre of which the insect architect hung motionless, like the hub of this wheel of lace.
Martin washed woollens that day, by hand, in a large barrel, with strong soft-soap, by means of a hub from a wagon wheel, mounted on a plunger-pole that was attached to a spring-pole overhead.
Observing that my request for a ride took no attention, and finding myself falling slowly astern, I placed one foot upon the inner circumference of a hind wheel and was slowly elevated to the level of the hub, whence I boarded the concern, sans ceremonie, and scrambling forward seated myself beside the driver--who took no notice of me until he had administered another indiscriminate castigation to his cattle, accompanied with the advice to "buckle down, you derned Incapable
I never let on, an away we went, me not even knowin' the horses--but, say, if you'd seen me throw them leaders clean to the top of the manure till the nigh horse was scrapin' the side of the barn to make it, an' the off hind hub was cuttin' the corner post of the paddock to miss by six inches.
In the spring there were cold rains, that turned the streets into canals and bogs; the mud would be so deep that wagons would sink up to the hubs, so that half a dozen horses could not move them.
The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
CHICAGO -- Hub International Limited (NYSE:HBG)(TSX:HBG) today announced the expansion of its Southwest regional operations (HUB Southwest) through the acquisition of the assets of Blanchard Insurance Group ("Blanchard") by Hub's subsidiary, Talbot Agency, Inc.
Securities Hub LLC is a utility, owned by nine top Wall Street firms and Communicator Inc, to create an online service to link broker-dealers with institutional investors around the globe.
The initial term of the Hub Services Agreement was extended for one year such that it will not be subject to annual renewals until August 15, 2007.
Within the hub environment, the single source of truth can be achieved without disrupting existing business processes or requiring costly information technology (IT) reinvestments.
The soaring design for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub completes the promise of Daniel Libeskind's master plan for the site, skillfully complementing the designs for the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower and the Memorial," said Governor George Pataki.