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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The railway station became the hub of the community within a certain surrounding radius.
▪ But in times of tight elections these unsung regions become political hubs, and their votes are coveted prizes.
▪ Macau hopes to become the service hub for the southern part of the Pearl River Delta.
▪ Flights to South America pass through the airline's hub airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
▪ A series of area road improvements could help Brown Field take flight as an air cargo hub.
▪ From the curvature of the arc, I had already begun to estimate the position of the hub.
▪ Here is the hub of my confession, to be taken any way we wish.
▪ Instead, the initial implementation will appear as an Ethernet switch called the DragonSwitch, which fits into its existing Access/One hubs.
▪ It was built like a hub and spokes, with great arches that went to infinity.
▪ Macau hopes to become the service hub for the southern part of the Pearl River Delta.
▪ Since its conception, two of the airlines that used the old airport as a hub have disappeared.
▪ The hub, bearings and rims of otherwise wooden wheels might be made of iron.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

nave \nave\ (n[=a]v), n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe, OHG. naba, Icel. n["o]f, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. n[=a]bhi nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. [root]260. Cf. Navel.]

  1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.

  2. The navel. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"solid center of a wheel," 1640s, perhaps from hubbe, originally "lump," the source of hob of a fireplace and hobnail, as in boots. A wheelwright's word, not generally known or used until c.1828; it reached wider currency in connection with bicycles. Meaning "center of interest or activity or importance" first recorded 1858 in writings of Oliver W. Holmes, and originally especially of Boston. "Boston State-House is the hub of the solar system." [O.W. Holmes, "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"]\n

\n"[E]verybody knows that Boston used to be called the Hub, meaning the hub of the universe. It may still be the hub, because the center of a wheel moves slowly."

[J.P. Marquand, "Life," March 24, 1941]


n. 1 The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. 2 A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.

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

  2. 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"


A hub is the central part of a wheel that connects the axle to the wheel itself. Many expressions use the term for a literal or figurative central structure connecting to a periphery.

Hub, or Hubs may refer to:

Hub (bassist)

Leonard "Hub" Hubbard is a former band member of The Roots and played bass for the Philadelphia outfit from 1992 to 2007. He played on all of their records until his departure from the group, including 1999's Things Fall Apart and 2004's The Tipping Point. He is known for always having a chew stick in his mouth, both on and off the stage. Hubbard studied at Settlement Music School during his youth in Philadelphia, then went on to study classical upright bass at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hub played his last show with The Roots on August 31, 2007.

Hub (comics)

Hub is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Excalibur vol. 3 #2.

Hub (network science concept)

Hub is a concept in network science which refers to a node with a number of links that greatly exceeds the average. Emergence of hubs is a consequence of a scale-free property of networks. While hubs cannot be observed in a random network, they are expected to emerge in scale- free networks. Uprise of hubs in scale-free networks is associated with power- law distribution. Hubs have a significant impact on the network topology. Hubs can be found in many real networks, such as Brain Network or Internet.

Hub (given name)

Hub is a given name and a nickname, usually short for Hubert, Hubbard or Herbert. Notable people with the name include:

  • Hub (artist), artist and illustrator of Okko magazine
  • Hub (bassist), American musician
  • Hub Andrews (1922–2012), American baseball pitcher
  • Hub Anslow (1926–2006), Canadian ice hockey left winger
  • Hub Arkush (born 1953), American football sportscaster and analyst
  • Hub Barker (1918–1994), American football linebacker
  • Hub Bechtol (1926–2004), American footballer
  • Hub Collins (1864–1892), American baseball player
  • Hub van Doorne (1900–1979), Dutch businessman
  • Hub Kittle (1917–2004), American baseball pitcher, manager, and executive
  • Hub Knolls (1883–1946), American baseball pitcher
  • Hub McCormick (1878–1963), American college football player and military engineer
  • Hub Nelson (1907–1981), American ice hockey player
  • Hub Northen (1886–1947), American baseball outfielder
  • Hub Perdue (1882–1968), American baseball pitcher
  • Hub Pernoll (1888–1944), American baseball pitcher
  • Hub Pruett (1900–1982), American baseball pitcher
  • Hub Reed (born 1936), American basketball player
  • Hub Shoemake (1899–1984), American football player
  • Hub Vinken (1926–2010), Dutch road cyclist
  • Hub Wagner (1904–1992), American football coach
  • Hub Walker (1906–1982), American baseball outfielder
  • Hub Wilson (1909–1999), Canadian ice hockey player

Usage examples of "hub".

At the hubs and junctions of the irrigation system, Auger made out the off-white sprawl of cities and townships, the tentative scratches of roads and the lines of tethered dirigibles.

Gravity increased to near normal as the turbolift carried Kirk, Spock, and Commander Ari be Bem down the long pressurised shaft toward the central station hub.

As the only true scrimshander in Lonelywood, Regis was the sole person in the town with reason or desire to travel regularly to Bryn Shander, the principle settlement and market hub of Ten-Towns.

All the other windows in the payload section, including those in the seven ring modules encircling the hub, offer only side views, and none look forward: the view would have been blocked by the main fuel tank and the vast cone of the Bussard ramscoop.

Finding it, the probe then reached out, racing through citywide, planetwide, and ultimately Commonwealthwide data hubs.

He had then had three dozen sets of running gear reduced to component parts, had had a pair of master wagonmakers scrutinize and test every wheel-rim spoke, axletree, singletree, doubletree, bolster, pole, and hub.

He had then had three dozen sets of running gear reduced to component parts, had had a pair of master wagonmakers scrutinize and test every wheelrim spoke, axletree, singletree, doubletree, bolster, pole, and hub.

Hub brought them here while he packs up, he and Professor van Duyl are going this afternoon.

There was a window at each side, and the roof sloped up steeply above the actual shop, and under the apex, set partly in plaster, was a wheel, the hub cracked, the felloes springing out here and there from the rim.

Still, sitting at this hub of power, feeling the lines of command stretching throughout this magnificent space vessel, binding more than 400 people into an obedient whole, and converging in the raised chair on the bridge where he, Hander Mori, sat-this was a pleasure and an honor, too, even if he had not attained the position legitimately.

In 2226 they had sponsored preliminary research on the creation of a new Homo subspecies capable of surviving on certain heavily irradiated, notoriously inhospitable R-class planets deep within the galactic hub.

The transwarp hub, in all its gargantuan lordliness, began to collapse on itself as if dragged into a huge gravity well.

After the Milne scholium had been proven, it had become possible to show that such metagalaxies were the rule, and that they in turn formed spiral arms curving inward toward a center which was the hub upon which the whole of creation turned, and from which it had originally exploded into being from the monobloc.

Hub clock chimed the half hour after noon, Osprey and another of the outer-room workers arrived with a tray of covered dishes.

Gorn portal hub grew louder as they approached the heart of Tesseract Fortress.