log out


variants or log off
logged out or logged off; logging out or logging off; logs out or logs off

intransitive verb

: to terminate a connection with a computer or system
Suddenly my cursor was able to bring down the missing icons; I was able to log in and log out; and everything was copacetic.Christine White
"Atomic Clock" places a call, logs on to the reference clock's modem, obtains the time, logs off and sets your computer's clock.The Houston Chronicle

Examples of log out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many users were reporting being logged out of Facebook accounts with no ability to log back in. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2024 Users logged out, DownDetector shows social media site not working Everyone went to X Users are relieved to find out they were not hacked, the sites are just down. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Mar. 2024 Plan an end time for your day, and log out of your computer at that time. Harriette Cole, The Mercury News, 31 Jan. 2024 Among other recent problems at X/Twitter, in May the service was spontaneously logging out web users. Todd Spangler, Variety, 13 Dec. 2023 In each of them, look for an option to delete your information, log out of your accounts and unlink your vehicle. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 Please log out of your streaming services at the end of your stay (or pay the twenty-five-dollar fine for forgetting to do this). Julia Young, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2023 Check social media Do this from your browser in incognito mode or log out of your accounts to see what others might find. Fox News, 30 Oct. 2023 Meta is going to let Facebook users create multiple personal profiles and switch between them without logging out and logging back in, according to a blog post published Thursday. Jay Peters, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of log out was in 1979

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“Log out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/log%20out. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

log out

variants or log off
: to terminate a connection with a computer or system
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