verb (used with object), hubbed, hub·bing.
Origin of hub
Examples from the Web for hub
Their hub is an aggregate of photographs and eyewitness reports taken by hundreds of collectives.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare|Vac Verikaitis|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The land of active volcanoes, volatile weather, and dramatic landscapes has been a hub of creativity and culture for centuries.
"There was no such thing as a hub back then—the only way to get to Europe or Africa was through New York," she said.Kim and Kanye to Wed in Florence; Naomi Watts to Wear Gown Sponsored by Prudential Financial at Cannes|The Fashion Beast Team|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The airport is highly regulated and the number of airlines that can claim a hub there is small.U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Merger Between American Airlines and US Airways|Miranda Green|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In Seattle, a garage served as the hub for a bare-bones book-selling site called Amazon.com, which was launched on July 16, 1995.
The split portion of the hub is made to grip the shaft by means of a heavy clamp ring and set screw.Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery|Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
Old Hinch was clambering into the wagon and had his best foot on the hub of a wheel.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
The wheels have a very large number of thin spokes, and the hub is always ornamental.Burma|R.Talbot Kelly
Subject of the studies were the Hub's principal games of chance.Legacy|James H Schmitz
The spokes are loose in the hub, and worked about so that when the wagon slides they dish inward, etc.William Clayton's Journal|William Clayton
British Dictionary definitions for hub
Word Origin for hub
Word Origin and History for hub
"solid center of a wheel," 1640s, perhaps from hubbe, originally "lump," the source of hob of a fireplace and hobnail, as in boots. A wheelwright's word, not generally known or used until c.1828; it reached wider currency in connection with bicycles. Meaning "center of interest or activity or importance" first recorded 1858 in writings of Oliver W. Holmes, and originally especially of Boston.
"Boston State-House is the hub of the solar system." [O.W. Holmes, "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"]
"[E]verybody knows that Boston used to be called the Hub, meaning the hub of the universe. It may still be the hub, because the center of a wheel moves slowly." [J.P. Marquand, "Life," March 24, 1941]