Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

log

play
noun, often attributive \ˈlȯg, ˈläg\

Definition of log

  1. 1 :  a usually bulky piece or length of a cut or fallen tree; especially :  a length of a tree trunk ready for sawing and over six feet (1.8 meters) long

  2. 2 :  an apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water that consists of a block fastened to a line and run out from a reel

  3. 3 a :  the record of the rate of a ship's speed or of her daily progress; also :  the full nautical record of a ship's voyage b :  the full record of a flight by an aircraft

  4. 4 :  a record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities



Origin of log

Middle English logge


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Wood Production Terms

Rhymes with log


2

log

verb

Simple Definition of log

  • : to cut down trees in an area for wood

  • : to make an official record of (something)

  • : to do something for (a specified distance or time)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of log

loggedlogging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cut (trees) for lumber b :  to clear (land) of trees in lumbering —often used with off

  3. 2 :  to make a note or record of :  enter details of or about in a log

  4. 3 a :  to move (an indicated distance) or attain (an indicated speed) as noted in a log b (1) :  to sail a ship or fly an airplane for (an indicated distance or period of time) (2) :  to have (an indicated record) to one's credit :  achieve

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  3lumber 1

Examples of log in a sentence

  1. Thousands of trees have been logged in this area.

  2. The forest has been heavily logged.

  3. The company has been logging in this area for many years.

  4. Part of his job is to log all deliveries.

  5. Truck drivers log thousands of miles every week.

  6. She has only been flying for a few months, but she has already logged more than 80 hours.

  7. a pitcher who has logged more than a hundred victories



1699

First Known Use of log

1699


3

log

noun, often attributive

Definition of log



Origin of log

by shortening


First Known Use: 1631


4

log

abbreviation

Definition of log

  1. logic




log-

combining form

Definition of log-

  1. :  word :  thought :  speech :  discourse <logogram> <logorrhea>



Variants of log-

or logo-

Origin of log-

Greek, from logos — more at legend


-log

Definition of -log

  1. see -logue





LOG Defined for Kids

1

log

play
noun \ˈlȯg, ˈläg\

Definition of log for Students

  1. 1 :  a large piece of a cut or fallen tree

  2. 2 :  a long piece of a tree trunk ready for sawing

  3. 3 :  the record of a ship's voyage or of an aircraft's flight <the captain's log>

  4. 4 :  a record of performance, events, or daily activities <a computer log>




2

log

play
verb

Definition of log for Students

loggedlogging

  1. 1 :  to engage in cutting trees for timber

  2. 2 :  to make an official record of <We log all deliveries to the store.>

log on
  1. :  to connect to a computer or network




Law Dictionary

log

noun

Legal Definition of log

  1. :  register 1





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up log? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily angry prompt maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ