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hub

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noun \ˈhəb\

Simple Definition of hub

  • : 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.

Full Definition of hub

  1. 1 :  the central part of a circular object (as a wheel or propeller)

  2. 2 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

  3. 3 :  a steel punch from which a working die for a coin or medal is made

Examples of hub

  1. the hub of the city

  2. She was at the hub of all the activity.

  3. All of the airline's coast-to-coast flights pass through its hub.

  4. The spokes attach to the hub of the wheel.



Origin of hub

probably alteration of 2hob


First Known Use: 1649

Rhymes with hub


HUB Defined for Kids

hub

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noun \ˈhəb\

Definition of hub

  1. 1 :  the center of a wheel, propeller, or fan

  2. 2 :  a center of activity <The port is the island's hub.>




Medical Dictionary

hub

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noun \ˈhəb\

Medical Definition of hub

  1. :  the enlarged base by which a hollow needle may be attached to a device (as a syringe)





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