noun, often attributive \ˈlg, ˈläg\

Definition of LOG

:  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
:  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
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
:  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

cord, lumber, punk

Rhymes with 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)


Full Definition of LOG

transitive verb
a :  to cut (trees) for lumber
b :  to clear (land) of trees in lumbering —often used with off
:  to make a note or record of :  enter details of or about in a log
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
intransitive verb
:  3lumber 1

Examples of LOG

  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

First Known Use of LOG



noun, often attributive

Definition of LOG

:  logarithm

Origin of LOG

by shortening
First Known Use: 1631



Definition of LOG

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