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log

Noun

1 a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
2 large log at the back of a hearth fire [syn: backlog]
3 the exponent required to produce a given number [syn: logarithm]
4 a written record of messages sent or received; "they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"; "an email log"
5 a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
6 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

Verb

1 enter into a log, as on ships and planes
2 cut lumber, as in woods and forests [syn: lumber] [also: logging, logged]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /lɒɡ/
  • /lQg/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡ

Etymology 1

Origin unknown.

Noun

  1. The trunk of a dead tree.
    They walked across the stream on a fallen log.
  2. A logbook, or journal; a record.
  3. (surfing slang) longboard.
    I know he hadn’t surfed on a log much in his childhood — Neal Miyake 1999 http://www.iav.com/~sponge/sesh/new2/sesh213.htm
  4. A rolled cake with filling. A Swiss roll.
Derived terms
Translations
trunk of dead tree
logbook
to be checked

Verb

  1. To cut down trees.
  2. To make an entry in a log.
Related terms
Translations
cut down trees
make an entry in a log

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Noun

log
Related terms
Translations
logarithm

Latvian

Noun

log singular vocative form of logs
Declensions

Old English

Pronunciation

/lo:ɣ/

Etymology 1

Germanic *loga-, from Indo-European *legh-. Cognate with Old Frisian lōch, Old High German luog. The IE root is also the source of Greek λεκτρον, Latin lectus ‘bed’, Celtic *leg- (Old Irish lige, Irish luighe), Slavic *ležati (Russian лежать).

Noun

  1. place, stead
    on his log: in his place; instead of him.
Related terms

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Verb form

  1. first-person singular preterite of lēan
  2. third-person singular preterite of lēan

Slovene

Noun

lóg
  1. grove
  2. little forest

Swedish

Verb form

log
  1. sv-verb-form-past le

Volapük

vo-noun log

Etymology

Compound of French le and German Auge

Noun

log

Extensive Definition

Log may refer to:
In entertainment:
  • The Log (guitar), a nickname given to Les Paul's first solid body electric guitar built in the 1930s
log in German: Log
log in Spanish: Log
log in French: Log
log in Italian: LOG
log in Dutch: Log
log in Japanese: ログ
log in Polish: Log
log in Portuguese: Log
log in Russian: Log
log in Slovenian: Log
log in Urdu: نوشتہ
log in Chinese: 日志

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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