Log meaning

lôg, lŏg
Log is defined as to write information in a journal or other record.

An example of to log is tracking calorie intake in a food diary.

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A logarithm.
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A record, as of the performance of a machine or the progress of an undertaking.

A computer log; a trip log.

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A record of a vehicle's performance, as the flight record of an aircraft.
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To enter in a record, as of a ship or an aircraft.
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Made of a log or logs.
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To travel (a specified distance, time, or speed).

Logged 30,000 air miles in April.

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To spend or accumulate (time).

Had logged 25 years with the company.

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To cut down, trim, and haul timber.
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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.
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Something made or prepared in the shape of a cylinder.

A cheese log.

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Any of various devices for measuring the speed of a ship.
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A daily record of a ship's speed, progress, etc. and of the events in its voyage, kept in a logbook.
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Any record of progress or occurrences, as on a journey, in an experiment, etc.
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A book in which a log is kept, specif. a log of a ship's voyage or an aircraft's flight; logbook.
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To saw (trees) into logs.
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To cut down the trees of (a region) for use as lumber or logs.
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To enter or record in a log.
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To sail or fly (a specified distance)
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To be credited with a record of (certain accomplishments)
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To cut down trees and transport the logs to a sawmill.
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A logarithm.
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A record of activity. See log file.
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In mathematics, the exponent expressing the power to which a fixed number (base) must be raised to equal a given number (antilogarithm). Logarithmic functions are the inverses of exponential functions. In an equation expressed as: b n = x where b and x are known, a logarithm can be used to discover n, and is expressed as n = log b (x) For example, log 10 (1000) = 3 because 10 3 = 1,000
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A record of actions and events occurring on a computer when a user is active. Many components of a computer’s operating system and numerous applications generate logs. Web servers generate traffic and usage logs in a common logfile format (CLF) that can be used as input to a variety of statistical tools. Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.
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The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.

They walked across the stream on a fallen log.

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Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
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Anything shaped like a log; a cylinder.
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(nautical) A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
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(figuratively) A blockhead; a very stupid person.
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(surfing slang) A longboard.
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(figuratively) A rolled cake with filling.
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(mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
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(vulgar) A piece of feces.
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To cut trees into logs.
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To cut down (trees).
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(intransitive) To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood.
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A logbook, or journal of a vessel (aircraft)'s progress.
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A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, etc.
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To make, to add an entry (more) in a log or logbook.

To log the miles travelled by a ship.

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To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook.
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To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log.
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(obsolete) To move to and fro; to rock.
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A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The definition of a log is a section cut from a fallen tree, or a daily record of events or travel.

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.

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log on (or off)
  • to enter the necessary information to begin (or end) a session on a computer terminal, PC, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

log on (<i>or</i> off)

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From logbook, itself from log (above) + book

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary