hub noun \ˈhəb\
: the central and most active part or place
: the airport or the city through which an airline sends most of its flights
: the center of a wheel, propeller, fan, etc.
: the central part of a circular object (as a wheel or propeller)
a : a center of activity : focal point
b : an airport or city through which an airline routes most of its traffic
c : a central device that connects multiple computers on a single network
: a steel punch from which a working die for a coin or medal is made
Examples of HUB
- the hub of the city
- She was at the hub of all the activity.
- All of the airline's coast-to-coast flights pass through its hub.
- The spokes attach to the hub of the wheel.
Origin of HUB
probably alteration of 2hob
First Known Use: 1649
Related to HUB
- axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus, ground zero, heart, center, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seat
Rhymes with HUB
hub noun \ˈhəb\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the enlarged base by which a hollow needle may be attached to a device (as a syringe)
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