hub hub  /ˈhəb/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
  2. (n) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

Usage(s):

  1. But today, thanks largely to abundant government funding, the city-state has become a regional hub for bioscience research, with a speciality in stem cells.
  2. A severe thunderstorm hits a hub airport like Dallas-Fort Worth, grounding all of the planes there for two hours.
  3. A humming social network, community sing-along, instant-messaging hub, mobile-launched pub-crawls and numbers-crunching by committee.

News

  1. Ceres Global Ag breaks ground on $90 million Commodity Logistics Hub in Northgate Saskatchewan

    Ceres Global Ag breaks ground on $90 million Commodity Logistics Hub in Northgate Saskatchewan
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hizbullah leads assault, captures key rebel hub at Qusair, Syria

    NICOSIA — Hizbullah led a special forces operation that captured a Sunni rebel hub after 17 days of heavy fighting. Hizbullah sources said about 1,200 special forces troops led the attack on the rebel-held town of Qusair in May and early June of 2013. They said the battle marked the most intense campaign of the Iranian-sponsored proxy in the more than two-year civil war in Syria.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: World Tribune

  3. Sports Hub’s 2013 Boston Bruins Playoff Montages

    A collection of all the great Boston Bruins montages 98.5 The Sports Hub has put together during the 2013 playoff run!
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

Quotes

  1. "The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be a reaction to their expulsion," Ayub Khan, the local police chief, told reporters.
    on Jan 1, 2010 By: Ayub Khan Source: Common Dreams (press release)

  2. "If Australia seriously wants to be considered as a financial center, if we seriously want to be regarded as a global financial services hub, then the days of having a monopoly in our capital and financial markets need to come to an end," Bowen...
    on Mar 30, 2010 By: Chris Bowen Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The Government recognises the enormous export potential of the financial services industry, and is committed to developing policies to establish Australia as a regional financial services hub," Mr Rudd said.
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Canberra Times

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