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Meaning of HUB

Pronunciation:  hub

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
  2. [n]  the center of a city

HUB is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: civic center, down town, municipal center
 See Also: blower, car wheel, center, centre, city, electric fan, eye, heart, metropolis, middle, part, portion, propeller, propellor, urban center



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hub\, n. [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.]

Computing Dictionary

(By analogy with the hub of a wheel) A device connected to several other devices.

In arcnet, a hub is used to connect several computers together. In a message handling service, a number of local computers might exchange messages solely with a hub computer. The hub would be responsible for exchanging messages with other hubs and non-local computers.

Thesaurus Terms
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