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Log meaning

log - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a written record of messages sent or received; " they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"; " an email log"
  2. 2. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2. 37 gills.
  3. 3. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
  4. 4. An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
  8. 8. To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
  9. 9. To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.
  10. 10. To move to and fro; to rock.
  11. 11. A piece of timber in its natural state; the record of a ship's daily progress; called also logbook; an instrument for measuring the rate of progress of a ship.
  12. 12. To enter in a logbook.
  13. 13. To hew down and get out trees.
  14. 14. Logged.
  15. 15. Logging.
  16. 16. A large piece of wood; float to measure a ship's speed; daily register of a ship's course, & c.

log - examples of usage

  1. Now and then she fed the fire with a fresh log, and as the room filled with the fine, dry heat of burning wood, they all, with the exception of Elizabeth, who was outside the range of the fire, felt less and less anxious about the effect they were making, and more and more inclined for sleep. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. I stole out into the middle of the opening, and sat very still on a fallen log. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. But they don't go down in the log. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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