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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.
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