from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually large section of a trunk or limb of a fallen or felled tree.
- n. A long thick section of trimmed, unhewn timber.
- n. Nautical A device trailed from a ship to determine its speed through the water.
- n. Nautical A record of a ship's speed, its progress, and any shipboard events of navigational importance.
- n. Nautical The book in which this record is kept.
- n. A record of a vehicle's performance, as the flight record of an aircraft.
- n. A record, as of the performance of a machine or the progress of an undertaking: a computer log; a trip log.
- transitive v. To cut down, trim, and haul the timber of (a piece of land).
- transitive v. To cut (timber) into unhewn sections.
- transitive v. To enter in a record, as of a ship or an aircraft.
- transitive v. To travel (a specified distance, time, or speed): logged 30,000 air miles in April.
- transitive v. To spend or accumulate (time): had logged 25 years with the company.
- intransitive v. To cut down, trim, and haul timber.
- in To enter into a computer the information required to begin a session.
- out To enter into a computer the command to end a session.
- n. A logarithm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. logarithm
- v. To move to and fro; to rock.
- n. The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.
- n. Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
- n. Anything shaped like a log; a cylinder.
- n. A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
- n. A logbook.
- n. A blockhead, very dumb person.
- n. A longboard.
- n. A rolled cake with filling.
- n. A bowel movement.
- v. To cut trees into logs
- v. To cut down (trees).
- v. To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log
- v. To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood
- n. A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress
- n. A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, etc.
- v. To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log(book).
- v. To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
- n. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
- n. An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
- n. The record of the rate of speed of a ship or airplane, and of the course of its progress for the duration of a voyage; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
- n. A record and tabulated statement of the person(s) operating, operations performed, resources consumed, and the work done by any machine, device, or system.
- n. A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
- n. A record of activities performed within a program, or changes in a database or file on a computer, and typically kept as a file in the computer.
- transitive v. To enter in a ship's log book.
- transitive v. To record any event in a logbook, especially an event relating to the operation of a machine or device.
- intransitive v. To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.
- intransitive v. To move to and fro; to rock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bulky piece or stick of unhewn timber; a length of wood as cut from the trunk or a large limb of a tree; specifically, an unsplit stick of timber with butted ends ready for sawing.
- n. Figuratively, a dull, heavy, stolid, or stupid person.
- Constructed of logs; consisting of logs: as, a log cabin; a log fort or bridge.
- To cut into logs.
- To cut down trees and get out logs from the forest for sawing into boards, etc.: as, to engage in logging.
- n. Nautical, an apparatus for measuring the rapidity of a ship's motion.
- n. Hence The record of a ship's progress, or a tabulated summary of the performance of the engines and boilers, etc.; a log-book.
- To record or enter in the log-book.
- To exhibit by the indication of the log, as a rate of speed by the hour: as, the ship logs ten knots.
- To move to and fro; rock. See logging-rock.
- n. A Hebrew liquid measure, the seventy-second part of a bath, or about a pint. It seems to have been of Babylonian origin, being one sixtieth of a maxis.
- n. The abbreviation of logarithm. Thus, log. 3 = 0.4771213 is an equation giving the value of the logarithm of 3.
- n. plural A jail (formerly built of logs).
- n. In tailoring, a document which fixes the time to be credited to journeymen for making a specified kind of garment, the men being paid nominally by the hour. N. E. D. Also attributive: as, a log shop.
- Nautical, to enter in a log-book the name of a man, with his offense and the penalty attached to it; hence, to fine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship's speed through the water
- v. enter into a log, as on ships and planes
- n. a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
- n. a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
- n. a written record of messages sent or received
- v. cut lumber, as in woods and forests
- n. the exponent required to produce a given number
Middle English logge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)
From logbook, itself from log (above) + book (Wiktionary)