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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nave  \Nave\  (n[=a]v),  n.  [AS.  nafu;  akin  to  D.  naaf,  G.  nabe, 
  OHG.  naba,  Icel.  n["o]f,  Dan.  nav,  Sw  naf,  Skr.  n[=a]bhi 
  nave  and  navel:  cf  L.  umbo  boss  of  a  shield.  [root]260.  Cf 
  {Navel}.] 
  1.  The  block  in  the  center  of  a  wheel,  from  which  the  spokes 
  radiate,  and  through  which  the  axle  passes;  --  called  also 
  {hub}  or  {hob}. 
 
  2.  The  navel.  [Obs.]  --hak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hub  \Hub\,  n.  [See  1st  {Hob}.] 
  1.  The  central  part  usually  cylindrical,  of  a  wheel;  the 
  nave.  See  Illust.  of  {Axle  box}. 
 
  2.  The  hilt  of  a  weapon.  --Halliwell. 
 
  3.  A  rough  protuberance  or  projecting  obstruction;  as  a  hub 
  in  the  road.  [U.S.]  See  {Hubby}. 
 
  4.  A  goal  or  mark  at  which  quoits,  etc.,  are  cast. 
 
  5.  (Diesinking)  A  hardened,  engraved  steel  punch  for 
  impressing  a  device  upon  a  die,  used  in  coining,  etc 
 
  6.  A  screw  hob.  See  {Hob},  3. 
 
  7.  A  block  for  scotching  a  wheel. 
 
  {Hub  plank}  (Highway  Bridges),  a  horizontal  guard  plank  along 
  a  truss  at  the  height  of  a  wagon-wheel  hub. 
 
  {Up  to  the  hub},  as  far  as  possible  in  embarrassment  or 
  difficulty,  or  in  business,  like  a  wheel  sunk  in  mire; 
  deeply  involved.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hub 
  n  1:  the  central  part  of  a  car  wheel  (or  fan  or  propeller  etc) 
  through  which  the  shaft  or  axle  passes 
  2:  the  center  of  a  city  [syn:  {civic  center},  {municipal  center}, 
  {down  town}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hub 
 
    (By  analogy  with  the  hub  of  a  wheel)  A  device 
  connected  to  several  other  devices. 
 
  In  {ARCnet},  a  hub  is  used  to  connect  several  computers 
  together.  In  a  message  handling  service,  a  number  of  local 
  computers  might  exchange  messages  solely  with  a  hub  computer. 
  The  hub  would  be  responsible  for  exchanging  messages  with 
  other  hubs  and  non-local  computers. 
 
  (1995-01-16) 
 
 




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