See also: Hub
hub (plural hubs)
- The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave.
- A point where many routes meet and traffic is distributed, dispensed or diverted.
- 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.
- Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
- (computing) A computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
- (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
- A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
- (obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- (US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.
- (video games) An area in a video game from which most or all of the game's levels are accessed.
- Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64 is an early example of a hub world.
- 2009, Game Informer Magazine: For Video Game Enthusiasts, page 62:
- First of all, the game is split into discrete levels joined by a hub world.
- 2010, EZ Guides: The Games of the Decade:
- The loot system is as constant and unyielding as the endlessly respawning enemies: it's an obsessive's nirvana, leading to as much time navigating the inventory screen as the game's hub world and dungeons.
- 2014, Tobias Winnerling, Early Modernity and Video Games, page 206:
- Souls, which function as both currency and experience points, are slowly collected as the player works through a stage, and can only be spent at Nexus, the hub world that players are transported to between stages.
- (science fiction) A planet which serves as a hub.
- 1965, John Wood Campbell, editor, Analog Science Fact/science Fiction, page 43:
- Otherwise, our beautiful tree might become a definite nuisance on any Hub world to which it is introduced.
- 2007, Aaron Michael Fanthorpe, Genesis Project: Prelude to Destiny, volume 1, page 8:
- A hub world in the Kasna Republik, Kasnearfar was a cosmopolitan port for beings across the Four Galaxies.
- 2012, Ted White, Sideslip:
- But something was shaping up—something incomprehensible and vast, concerning the Hub Worlds, something that was apparently tangled in and directly related to tens of thousands of years of interacting histories.
- a hub in the road
- A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
- A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
- A screw hob.
- A block for scotching a wheel.
- (video games, science fiction): hub world
central part of a wheel
point where many routes meet
computer networking device
goal or mark
hardened, engraved steel punch
hub m (plural hubs)
- (networking) hub (device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices such as they act as a single network segment)