See also: Hub

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hʌb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌb

NounEdit

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.
    Hong Kong International Airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
    • 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.
    • 2021 May 19, Philip Haigh, “Doncaster enhancements relying on DfT approval”, in RAIL, number 931, page 30:
      Doncaster is a rail hub in every sense. Passenger lines radiate in six directions, there are freight lines that bypass the station, extensive freight yards, a major works, and a rolling stock depot.
  3. A central facility providing a range of related services, such as a medical hub or an educational hub
  4. (networking) A computer networking device connecting several Ethernet ports. See switch.
  5. (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
  6. A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
  7. (obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  8. (US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.
    a hub in the road
  9. (video games) An area in a video game from which most or all of the game's levels are accessed.
    • 2014, Julian Hazeldine, Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic The Hedgehog (page 47)
      In a break with tradition, these levels are tackled in any order, with the next act chosen from a semi-random selection machine located in the game's hub area.
  10. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
  11. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
  12. A screw hob.
  13. A block for scotching a wheel.

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CzechEdit

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hub f

  1. genitive plural of houba

NounEdit

hub f

  1. genitive plural of huba

VerbEdit

hub

  1. second-person singular imperative of hubit

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hub.

NounEdit

hub m (invariable)

  1. hub (transport, computing)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hub.

NounEdit

hub m (plural hubs)

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hub.

NounEdit

hub m (plural hubs)

  1. (networking) hub

White HmongEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hub

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

ReferencesEdit

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