from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To establish communication with a host computer from a terminal or remote computer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. enter a computer


From analogy with clock in. (Wiktionary)


  • After breakfast I am employed in making out a fair copy of the Investigator's log in lieu of my own, which was spoiled at the shipwreck.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • There was a log in which the picture taker had noted the time of each shot, the brand and speed of film, the F-stop, and the subject of each photograph.


  • And now Timoshenko, with his twenty-one fresh divisions, was making ready to throw a log in its path.


  • Robert was the first to reach them, swimming from his log in mid-pond with long, sure strokes.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • The cracking of a log in the hearth sounded over the crinkling rustle of French silk.

    Tutoring Lady Jane

  • Some days after his return, in the morning as I was putting on a log in the fire-place, not suspecting harm from any one, I received a most violent stroke on the crown of my head with a club two feet long and and as large around as a chair-post.

    Life and Adventures of Venture

  • But it was Arisa who came up to him as he stared out over the rolling waves, hoping he could spot a halfsubmerged log in time to warn the helmsman about it.

    Crown of Earth

  • His “diary” can be reconstructed from three sources: (1) the outgoing message log in PHPT 35, pp. 437 and 439 and PHPT 12, p. 262, (2) a two-dollar charge for the Packard taxi in FBI file 65-41886-20, (3) proof that the bomb-plot message was intercepted at Station SEVEN and CAST can be found in RG 38, Station US papers, folder 5830/30, MMRB, Archives II.


  • Skirting the central part of the crime scene, he walked with Bentz through the front door to the porch, where an officer stood guard, the sign-in log in his hand.


  • Minute after minute the castigator laboured away in his vocation, until finally the victim collapsed, and rolling over, lay like a log in a pool of blood, and was then carried off.

    Under the Dragon Flag


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