hub
Pronunciation Noun

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.
  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.
  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.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: moyeu
  • German: Nabe, Radnabe
  • Italian: mozzo
  • Portuguese: cubo de roda
  • Russian: втулка
  • Spanish: buje, maza
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: stadia, mira, asta graduata
  • Portuguese: poste
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