Hub meaning

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A center of activity or interest; a focal point.

Hollywood is the hub of the US movie industry.

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Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
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The center part of a wheel, etc.; the part fastened to the axle, or turning on it.
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The definition of a hub is the center of something.

An example of a hub is the center of a wheel.

An example of a hub is an intersection of roads with many popular restaurants.

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A center of interest, importance, or activity.
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A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
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The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
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An airport that serves as a central connecting point through which many flights of a particular airline are routed.
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A central point of interconnection for devices on a local area network (LAN) or LAN segment. Hubs act as passive LAN concentrators and repeaters, with a single internal collapsed backbone bus typically running at a signaling rate of 10/100 Mbps. LAN-attached devices such as workstations, peripherals, and servers typically connect to a hub via either unshielded twisted pair (UTP) or shielded twisted pair (STP). Hubs operate at Layer 1, the Physical Layer of the OSI Reference Model. Filtering hubs also operate at a portion of Layer 2, the Data Link Layer. See also 10Base-T, 100Base-T, concentrator, Data Link Layer, LAN, OSI Reference Model, Physical Layer, repeater, STP, and UTP.
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The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.
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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.

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(computing) A computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
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(surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
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A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
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(US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.

A hub in the road.

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A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
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A screw hob.
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(place, geo, epithet) the Hub
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of hub

  • After a scene in The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858), a dialogue collection by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in which a character summarizes the civic pride of Bostonians with the phrase Boston State-House is the Hub of the Solar System

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably alteration of hob

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier hubbe, which has the same immediate origin as hob. Hub was originally a dialectal word; its ultimate origin is unknown.

    From Wiktionary