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. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We plan to establish Turkey as the energy distribution hub of the region.

  2. Andy Lane:

    Very few days or weeks pass without news of a new hub port proposal in Southern India.

  3. Ikhsan Rosan:

    Bali is our second largest hub and this will also affect our international connecting flights.

  4. Alitalia CEO Silvano Cassano:

    Fiumicino airport still does not have an adequate infrastructure to be hub for a company with our ambitions.

  5. Delta App:

    Leaders and employees continue to focus on promptly moving departures at the airline's Atlanta hub, the world's busiest.

Images & Illustrations of hub

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Translations for hub

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • bendellBreton
  • hub, rozbočovačCzech
  • hubDanish
  • Zentrum, Radnabe, Hub, Nabe, Drehscheibe, Netzknoten, DrehkreuzGerman
  • κόμβος, αφαλός, χοινίκη, πλήμνη, κεντρικό σημείοGreek
  • punto de transbordo, maza, centro, buje, concentrador, distribuidor vial, nudo, multiplexor, cuboSpanish
  • مرکزPersian
  • pyörännapa, keskiö, keskitinFinnish
  • hub, pôle, moyeu, concentrateur, centreFrench
  • cìochScottish Gaelic
  • agy, kerék közepe, csomópont, kerékpár agy, kerékagyHungarian
  • mozzo, incrocioItalian
  • ハブJapanese
  • hubLatin
  • hub, centrum, draaischijf, naaf, knooppuntDutch
  • poste, jante, entroncamento, cruzamentoPortuguese
  • хаб, втулкаRussian
  • nav, knutpunkt, korsvägSwedish
  • vitovuSwahili
  • హబ్Telugu

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