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Definition of Log


  1. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
  2. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
  3. An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
  4. Hence: The record of the rate of ship's speed or of her daily progress; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
  5. A record and tabulated statement of the work done by an engine, as of a steamship, of the coal consumed, and of other items relating to the performance of machinery during a given time.
  6. A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
  7. To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
  8. To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.
  9. To move to and fro; to rock.

Log Quotations

Being able to see an activity log of where a kid has been going on the Internet is a good thing.
Bill Gates

Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.
Ellen DeGeneres

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Alexis de Tocqueville

If you're over 52 years old and you're on Facebook, do us all a favor and log off now.
Denis Leary

I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.
Linda McCartney
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Log Translations

log in German is protokollieren, aufzeichnen
log in Italian is registrare
log in Latin is stipes

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