HyperDic: hub

English > 2 senses of the word hub:
NOUNartifacthubthe central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
locationhuba center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation
hub > pronunciation
Soundshhah'b
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > hub: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes.
Part ofcar wheelA wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap
electric fan, blowerA fan run by an electric motor
propeller, propellorA mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishbuje, maza
English > hub: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve.
Examples
  • "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"
  • "the airport is the economic hub of the area"
Narrowercivic center, municipal center, down townThe center of a city
Broadercenter, centre, middle, heart, eyeAn area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region

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