hub-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: central rotating part of a wheel or propeller

Commentary: HUB[+entity][+structure][+artifact][+center][+rotating][+wheel/+propeller/+fan]

The spokes of a wheel are connected to the hub.
Large hailstones struck the hub of the propellers on the twin-engine aircraft.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a center or locale of social activity

Commentary: HUB[+location][+locale][+center][+activity][+social]

The kitchen was the hub of their daily family life.
The university is the economic hub of that midwestern town.
Gentrification has made the waterfront the hub of night life in the city.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an airport used primarily to route an airline's flights through

Commentary: HUB[+location][+airport][+routing][+flights]

Atlanta is a major hub for two airlines.
They offer no direct flights to Vancouver, you'll have to fly through their hub in Cleveland.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2b

Sense Number 4: a device that connects computers and devices into a network

Commentary: HUB[+entity][+artifact][+device][+network][+computer][+connecting]

John installed an Ethernet hub in their office.
In the early days of computing, hubs were purchased over switches because of pricing issues.


Sense Number 5: a steel punch used to imprint surfaces of coins or medals

Commentary: HUB[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+imprinter][+punch][+steel][+coin/+medal]

These engraved hubs are used in the impressing process of making coins.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3