log
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English logge Date: 14th century 1. a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree; especially a length of a tree trunk ready for sawing and over six feet (1.8 meters) long 2. an apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water that consists of a block fastened to a line and run out from a reel 3. a. the record of the rate of a ship's speed or of her daily progress; also the full nautical record of a ship's voyage b. the full record of a flight by an aircraft 4. a record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities <
a computer log
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II. verb (logged; logging) Date: 1699 transitive verb 1. a. to cut (trees) for lumber b. to clear (land) of trees in lumbering — often used with off 2. to make a note or record of ; enter details of or about in a log 3. a. to move (an indicated distance) or attain (an indicated speed) as noted in a log b. (1) to sail a ship or fly an airplane for (an indicated distance or period of time) (2) to have (an indicated record) to one's credit ; achieve intransitive verb lumber III,1 III. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: by shortening Date: 1631 logarithm IV. abbreviation logic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • log — log·an; log·a·rithm; log·a·rith·mic; log; log·ger; log·ger·head; log·ger·head·ed; log·gets; log·gia; log·gish; log·i·cal; log·i·cal·i·ty; log·i·cal·iza·tion; log·i·cal·ize; log·i·cism; log·i·cize; log·ic·less; log·i·co ; log·ics; log·man;… …   English syllables

  • Log — Log, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See {Lie} to lie prostrate.] 1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing. [1913 Webster] 2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log, Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LOG — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Log — may refer to: *Chip log, a device used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water. *Data log, a record of sequential data *Laplacian of Gaussian * Log (journal) , an architectural magazine *Log (village), a former urban type… …   Wikipedia

  • log — log1 [lôg, läg] n. [ME logge, prob. < or akin to ON lāg (Dan laag), felled tree < base of liggia, to lie, akin to OE licgan, to LIE1] 1. a section of the trunk or of a large branch of a felled tree, either in its natural state or cut up for …   English World dictionary

  • Log — bezeichnet englisch ein Stück Holz Log, ein Geschwindigkeits Messgerät für Schiffe, früher im Wesentlichen ein Stück Holz Logbuch, die Aufzeichnung der Geschwindigkeit eines Schiffes und des Verlaufs anderer Vorgänge Fahrtenbuch im Verkehrswesen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • log- — ⇒LOG(O) , (LOG , LOGO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. entrant avec ses différentes accept. dans la constr. de mots savants. I. [Log(o) est issu de « mot, parole, discours ».] A. [Les mots désignent une caractéristique, une activité ling. ou liée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • log- — Log : ↑ logo , Logo . * * * log , Log : ↑logo , ↑Logo . lo|go , Lo|go , (vor Vokalen auch:) log , Log [zu griech. lógos, ↑Logos] <Best. in Zus. mit der Bed.> …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Log- — Log : ↑ logo , Logo . * * * log , Log : ↑logo , ↑Logo . lo|go , Lo|go , (vor Vokalen auch:) log , Log [zu griech. lógos, ↑Logos] <Best. in Zus. mit der Bed.>: wort , Wort , Rede , Vernunft ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Log — Log, Apparat oder Vorrichtung zum Messen der Schiffsgeschwindigkeit. Man unterscheidet Grundlog, Reelingslog, gewöhnliches Log und Patentlog. Das nur bei mäßiger Fahrt anwendbare, bei Strom falsche Daten ergebende Grundlog, besteht darin, daß man …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Log — Log, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Logged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Logging}.] 1. (Naut.), To enter in a ship s log book; as, to log the miles run. J. F. Cooper. [1913 Webster] 2. To record any event in a logbook, especially an event relating to the operation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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