Nave (?), n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe, OHG. naba, Icel. nof, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. nabhi nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. 260. Cf. Navel.]


The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.


The navel.




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Nave, n. [F. nef, fr. L. navis ship, to which the church was often likened; akin to Gr. , Skr. naus, and perh. to AS. naca boat, G. nachen, Icel. nokkvi; cf. L. nare to swim, float. Cf. Nausea, Nautical, Naval.] Arch.

The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles.


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