from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
- n. A center of activity or interest; a focal point. See Synonyms at center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave
- n. A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted
- n. a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
- n. A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of axle box.
- n. The hilt of a weapon.
- n. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction. [U.S.] See Hubby.
- n. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.
- n. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
- n. A screw hob. See Hob, 3.
- n. A block for scotching a wheel.
- n. The central location within which activities tend to concentrate, or from which activities radiate outward; a focus of activity.
- n. A large airport used as a central transfer station for an airline, permitting economic air transportation between remote locations by directing travellers through the hub, often changing planes at the hub, and thus keeping the seat occupancy rate on the airplanes high. The hub together with the feeder lines from remote locations constitute the so-called hub and spoke system of commercial air passenger transportation. A commercial airline may have more than one such hub.
- n. The city of Boston, Massachusetts referred to locally by the nickname The Hub.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lump; a ridge; a small mass; any rough protuberance or projection. as, a hub in the road.
- n. A small stack of hay.
- n. A thick square sod pared off the surface of a peat-bog when digging for peat.
- n. A block of wood for stopping a carriage-wheel.
- n. In die-sinking, a cylindrical piece of steel on which the design for a coin is engraved in relief.
- n. A fluted screw of hardened steel, adapted to be placed on a mandrel between the centers of a lathe, notched to present cutting edges, and used in cutting screw-tools, chasing-tools, etc.
- n. In plumbing, a short piece of pipe with a bell at each end, used for joining pipes in line or at an angle. When one end is smaller than the other, to form a reducing-joint, it is a reduced hub.
- n. The wooden or metal center of a carriage-or wagon-wheel, into which the spokes are inserted; the nave.
- n. Something resembling the hub of a wheel in central position or importance.
- n. A mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.
- n. The hilt of a weapon.
- n. Also hob in some uses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
- n. a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
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CEO Margaret Loesch explains, A hub is a place where great things come together — and that is precisely what The Hub network will be when it launches.
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Depending where the hub is in Chicago, you could easily have 3 or so stops before you get out of the city and open up the throttle.
The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them.
Europe's future as a world-leading innovation hub is already challenged by the rise of China, and the summit took scant measures to address this and seize what should be a very meaningful partnership.
Another social hub is Clara's Kitchen where Stella is proprietor.
Designing a small apartment studio into a cozy little hub is not a very easy task.