HUB

hub

(noun) the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

hub

(noun) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

hub (plural hubs)

The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.

A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.

A central facility providing a range of related services, such as a medical hub or an educational hub

(networking) A computer networking device connecting several Ethernet ports. See switch.

(surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.

A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.

(obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.

(US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.

(video games) An area in a video game from which most or all of the game's levels are accessed.

A goal or mark at which quoits, etc, are thrown.

A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

A screw hob.

A block for scotching a wheel.

Synonyms

• (video games): hub world

Anagrams

• Buh, hbu

Source: Wiktionary


Hub, n. Etym: [See 1st Hob.]

1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

2. The hilt of a weapon. Halliwell.

3. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

4. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

5. (Diesinking)

Definition: A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

6. A screw hob. See Hob,

3.

7. A block for scotching a wheel. Hub plank (Highway Bridges), a horizontal guard plank along a truss at the height of a wagon-wheel hub.

– Up to the hub, as far as possible in embarrassment or difficulty, or in business, like a wheel sunk in mire; deeply involved. [Colloq.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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