AskDefine | Define hub

Dictionary Definition



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; "the playground is the hub of parental supervision"; "the airport is the economic hub of the area"

User Contributed Dictionary




Perhaps from hubbe.


  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
    Hongkong airport is one of the most important air traffic hubs in Asia.
  3. a computer networking device connecting several ethernet ports. See switch.
  4. A stake with a nail in it, used to mark a temporary point.


The central part of a wheel
  • German: Nabe, Radnabe
A point where many routes meet
  • German: Drehkreuz, Drehscheibe, Zentrum
a computer networking device
  • German: Hub, Netzknoten
A stake with a nail in it

Extensive Definition

Hub generally means 'center', and may refer to:

Technical meanings



hub in Catalan: Hub
hub in German: Hub
hub in Modern Greek (1453-): HUB
hub in Spanish: Hub
hub in French: Hub
hub in Italian: HUB
hub in Hungarian: Hub
hub in Dutch: Hub
hub in Japanese: ハブ
hub in Polish: Hub
hub in Portuguese: Hub
hub in Russian: Хаб
hub in Slovak: Rozbočovač

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