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Definition log

Etymology 1

From Middle English logge, logg, from Old Norse lóg, lág (“a felled tree; log”), from liggja (“to lie”). Cognate with Norwegian låg (“fallen tree”), Swedish dialectal låga, Swedish logg (“log”).

Alternatively, English log is perhaps a borrowing from Norwegian låg (“fallen tree”) or Swedish dialectal låga, borrowed through the Norwegian timber trade.

Noun

log (plural logs)

  1. The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.
  2. Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
  3. A unit of length equivalent to 16 feet, used for measuring timber, especially the trunk of a tree.
  4. Anything shaped like a log; a cylinder.
  5. (nautical) A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
  6. (figuratively) A blockhead; a very stupid person.
  7. (surfing slang) A longboard.
  8. (figuratively) A rolled cake with filling.
  9. (mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
  10. (vulgar) A piece of feces.
Verb

log (third-person singular simple present logs, present participle logging, simple past and past participle logged)

  1. (transitive) To cut trees into logs.
  2. (transitive) To cut down (trees).
  3. (intransitive) To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood.

Etymology 2

From logbook, itself from log (above) + book, from a wooden float (chip log, or simply log) used to measure speed.

Noun

log (plural logs)

  1. A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress
  2. A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, etc.
  3. (computer science) Specifically, an append-only sequence of records written to file.
Verb

log (third-person singular simple present logs, present participle logging, simple past and past participle logged)

  1. (transitive) To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log or logbook.
  2. (transitive) To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook
  3. (transitive) To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log.

Etymology 3

Verb

log (third-person singular simple present logs, present participle logging, simple past and past participle logged)

  1. (obsolete) To move to and fro; to rock.

Etymology 4

From Hebrew לֹג‎.

Noun

log (plural logs)

  1. (historical units of measure) A Hebrew unit of liquid volume (about ⅓ L).

Etymology 5

From logarithm.

Noun

log (plural logs)

  1. logarithm.

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