Variant of log
- a section of the trunk or of a large branch of a felled tree, either in its natural state or cut up for use in building, as firewood, etc.
Origin of logbecause orig. a quadrant of wood any of various devices for measuring the speed of a ship
- a daily record of a ship's speed, progress, etc., and of the events in its voyage; logbook
- a similar record of an aircraft's flight
- a record of a pilot's flying time, experience, etc.
- any record of progress or occurrences, as on a journey, in an experiment, etc.
Origin of logMiddle English logge, probably ; from or akin to Old Norse lāg (Dan laag), felled tree ; from base of liggia, to lie, akin to Old English licgan, to lie
made of a log or logs
transitive verblogged, logging
- to saw (trees) into logs
- ☆ to cut down the trees of (a region) for use as lumber or logs
- to enter or record in a log
- to sail or fly (a specified distance)
- to be credited with a record of (certain accomplishments)
to cut down trees and transport the logs to a sawmill
log on (or off)
to enter the necessary information to begin (or end) a session on a computer terminal