What does hub mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hub(noun)

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

  2. hub(noun)

    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"


  1. Hub(n.)

    The central location within which activities tend to concentrate, or from which activities radiate outward; a focus of activity.

  2. Hub(n.)

    Hence: (Aeronautics) 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.

  3. Hub(n.)

    The city of Boston, Massachusetts referred to locally by the nickname The Hub.

  4. Origin: [See 1st Hob.]


  1. hub(Noun)

    The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave

  2. hub(Noun)

    A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted

    Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.

  3. hub(Noun)

    a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.

  4. hub(Noun)

    A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.

  5. Origin: Perhaps from hubbe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hub(noun)

    the central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box

  2. Hub(noun)

    the hilt of a weapon

  3. Hub(noun)

    a rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby

  4. Hub(noun)

    a goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast

  5. Hub(noun)

    a hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc

  6. Hub(noun)

    a screw hob. See Hob, 3

  7. Hub(noun)

    a block for scotching a wheel

  8. Origin: [See 1st Hob.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hub

    hub, n. the projecting nave of a wheel; a projection on a wheel for the insertion of a pin: the hilt of a weapon: a mark at which quoits, &c., are cast.—Hub (i.e. centre) of the universe, Boston, U.S. [A form of hob.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. hub

    An organization that sorts and distributes inbound cargo from wholesale supply sources (airlifted, sealifted, and ground transportable) and/or from within the theater. See also hub and spoke distribution; spoke.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hub in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Herdman:

    Historically what happened is strong hub-to-hub, but when the market grows, it makes sense to come up with direct service to non-hub cities.

  2. Jim Messina:

    You look at London in 2012 and they really renovated a bunch of their more difficult areas using the Olympics as a hub, we think the Olympics can do that for the rest of the city.

  3. Harriet Hunnable:

    As demand for gold grows rapidly in China and the Far East markets, and physical bullion moves eastward, the world increasingly looks at market conditions and price signals in the biggest bullion trading hub in the region, Hong Kong.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We are ready to not only expand the Blue Stream, but to build another pipeline system to supply the growing demand of the Turkish economy, and if it is deemed justified, to set up an additional gas hub for the South European consumers on Turkish territory, near the border with Greece.

  5. Lizzy Gardiner:

    I was looking for an American symbol. A Coca-Cola bottle or a Mickey Mouse would have been ridiculous, doing anything with the American flag would have been insulting, and Cadillac hub caps were just too uncomfortable. (speaking about the dress she wore made of American Express Cards)

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