hub

\ \ [17] Hub is one of those words that emerge unheralded from the undergrowth of language, its forbears uncertain. It seems originally to have meant ‘lump’, and is probably ultimately the same word as hob [16]. This was at first spelled hub and may have denoted a lump of clay used as a bakestone, or a brick or clay projection at the back of a fire on which things were placed to keep warm. And hobnail [16] is etymologically a nail with a large ‘lumpy’ head.
\ \ Cf.HOB

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

Synonyms:
(of a wheel)


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  • hub — [hʌb] noun [countable] 1. COMMERCE a city or country where there is a lot of business activity because it is central in relation to other places, there are good communications etc: • The city has become a hub for Asian markets and a financial… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Hub — (h[u^]b), n. [See 1st {Hob}.] 1. The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of {Axle box}. [1913 Webster] 2. The hilt of a weapon. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 3. A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hub — Hub, hubs, HUB, HUBS, es un anglicismo, puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Máquinas simples 2 Comunicaciones 3 Transporte 4 Lugares …   Wikipedia Español

  • HUB’as — Bendroji  informacija Rūšis: naujai skolinta santrumpa Kalbos dalis: daiktavardis Rašybos variantai:HUBas. Kilmė: anglų, « hub „veiklos centras“. Pateikta: 2014 09 10. Atnaujinta: 2014 09 12. Reikšmė ir vartosena Apibrėžtis: vieta, kurioje dirba… …   Lietuvių kalbos naujažodžių duomenynas

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  • hub — /hub/, n., v., hubbed, hubbing. n. 1. the central part of a wheel, as that part into which the spokes are inserted. 2. the central part or axle end from which blades or spokelike parts radiate on various devices, as on a fan or propeller. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Hub — tiene varios significados, según el contexto en el cual es empleado: 1. En inglés hub es el centro de una rueda, en el que coinciden los radios y donde se encuentra el eje. El término se utiliza internacionalmente para identificar sistemas que… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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