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Webster 1913 Edition


Hub

Hub

(hŭb)
,
Noun.
[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)
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.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Hub

HUB

,
Noun.
The nave of a wheel; a solid piece of timber in which the spokes are inserted.

Definition 2021


Hub

Hub

See also: hub

German

Noun

Hub m (genitive Hubs or Hubes, plural Hübe)

  1. lift, lifting

Declension

hub

hub

See also: Hub

English

Noun

hub (plural hubs)

  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.
    • 2013 June 8, The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
    Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
  3. (computing) A computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
  4. (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
  5. A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
  6. (obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  7. (US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.
    a hub in the road
  8. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
  9. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
  10. A **** hob.
  11. A block for scotching a wheel.

Derived terms

  • hubbed
  • hubbing

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Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɦup/
  • Rhymes: -up
  • Homophone: hup

Noun

hub f

  1. genitive plural of houba

Verb

hub

  1. imperative singular of hubit

Italian

Etymology

English

Noun

hub m (invariable)

  1. hub (transport, computing)

Portuguese

Noun

hub m (plural hubs)

  1. (networking) hub (device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices such as they act as a single network segment)

Spanish

Noun

hub m (plural hubs)

  1. (networking) hub

White Hmong

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hu˥/

Noun

hub

  1. a clay pot or vase, especially as used for storing food or water

References

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)