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Definitions of hub

  1. the center of a city Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve; "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"; "the airport is the economic hub of the area" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The hilt of a weapon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A screw hob. See Hob, 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A block for scotching a wheel. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The central part of a wheel; the peg at which quoits are thrown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The projecting nave of a wheel: a projection on a wheel for the insertion of a pin: the hilt of a weapon: a mark at which quoits, etc., are cast: applied in pleasantry to Boston. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The nave of a wheel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The central part of a wheel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Anything central. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The nave of a wheel; a hilt; a mark in quoits; any protuberance. See Hob. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for hub

  1. George said it was conveniently near the restaurant and theatre district, and to Emeline, after Mission Street, it seemed the very hub of the world. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  2. But for boys the distance from the hub can be determined by your skill. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher