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Definition of Hub


  1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.
  2. The hilt of a weapon.
  3. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.
  4. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.
  5. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
  6. A screw hob. See Hob, 3.
  7. A block for scotching a wheel.

Hub Quotations

There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.
Walt Whitman

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things.
Elizabeth Bowen

You'd have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I'd probably want to die in San Sebastian.
Anthony Bourdain

Adelaide is becoming a hub for higher education.
Geoff Mulgan

South Wales is a hub of aviation.
Bruce Dickinson
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Hub Translations

hub in Dutch is bus, naaf
hub in French is moyeu
hub in German is Nabe, Nabe, Wickelkern
hub in Norwegian is nav
hub in Portuguese is cubo
hub in Swedish is centrum, hjulnav, dator hub, nav

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