- a small hump, as on the surface of ice or a road.
- Scot. and North England.
- a heap; pile.
- a tumult; hubbub; uproar.
Origin of hubble
- Edwin Powell,1889–1953, U.S. astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research.
Examples from the Web for hubble
The size and shape of Laniakea depend on the rate of cosmic expansion, which is described by the Hubble parameter.Laniakea: The Milky Way’s Place in the Heavens
Matthew R. Francis
September 7, 2014
Williams did it with me several times, for instance when I mentioned the Hubble Space Telescope.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure
August 16, 2014
Allard K. Lowenstein was so far to the left of WFB that WFB wouldn't have been able to find him with the Hubble telescope.The Frum Flap
March 27, 2010
At the mention of the word police the hubble died down a little.The Grell Mystery
Any reason why I should go through with your Hubble Award idea?Stalemate
Basil Eugene Wells
"He was a world of trouble to you, ma'am," said Mrs. Hubble, commiserating my sister.Great Expectations
He would then show Mr. Hubble's letters, or some other papers signed by the Dartmouth magistrates.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger
Hubble bubble, the Indian pipe termed a hookah is thus designated, from the noise it makes when being smoked.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- Edwin Powell. 1889–1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies
Word Origin and History for hubble
space telescope placed in orbit 1990, named for U.S. astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953).
- American astronomer who demonstrated that there are galaxies beyond our own and that they are receding from ours, providing strong evidence that the universe is expanding. Hubble also established the first measurements for the age and radius of the known universe, and his methods for determining them remain in use today.