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HUB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hub mean? 

HUB (noun)
  The noun HUB has 2 senses:

1. the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
2. a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

  Familiarity information: HUB used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUB (noun)


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Meaning:

The central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hub" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Holonyms ("hub" is a part of...):

car wheel (a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car)

blower; electric fan (a fan run by an electric motor)

propeller; propellor (a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water)


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Meaning:

A center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context examples:

the playground is the hub of parental supervision / the airport is the economic hub of the area

Hypernyms ("hub" is a kind of...):

center; centre; eye; heart; middle (an area that is approximately central within some larger region)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hub"):

civic center; down town; municipal center (the center of a city)


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