hub

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, 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.
  3. (computing) A computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
  4. (surveying) A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.
  5. A male weasel; a buck; a dog; a jack.
  6. (obsolete) The hilt of a weapon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  7. (US) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction.
    a hub in the road
  8. A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are thrown.
  9. A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.
  10. A screw hob.
  11. A block for scotching a wheel.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦup/
  • Rhymes: -up
  • Homophone: hub

Noun[edit]

hub

  1. genitive plural of houba

Verb[edit]

hub

  1. imperative singular of hubit

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

hub m (invariable)

  1. hub (transport, computing)

White Hmong[edit]

Noun[edit]

hub

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

References[edit]

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