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}. [1913 Webster] 2. The navel. [Obs.] --hak. [1913 Webster]