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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.
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Log Translations

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