- 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.
- something made or prepared in the shape of a cylinder: a cheese log
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, kept in a 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.
- a book in which a log is kept, specif. a log of a ship's voyage or an aircraft's flight; logbook
Origin of logMiddle English logge, probably from or akin to Old Norse l?g (Dan laag), felled tree from base of liggia, to lie, akin to Old English licgan, to lie
transitive verblogged, log′ging
- 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)
log on (or off)