An example of to log is tracking calorie intake in a food diary.
A computer log; a trip log.
Logged 30,000 air miles in April.
Had logged 25 years with the company.
A cheese log.
An example of a log is what a redwood cabin is built from.
An example of a log is the record kept by a pilot of flight time.
- to enter the necessary information to begin (or end) a session on a computer terminal, PC, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of log
- Middle English logge
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English logge, of unknown origin. That it descends from Old Norse lág (“a felled tree") is widely doubted on phonological grounds; an alternative is sound expression of the notion of something massive.