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[Log]

A log is the trunk of a tree minus the branches: logging is cutting down trees. A log is also a written record of something, and logging is keeping such a record.

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A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.

Noun
measuring instrument that consists of a float that trails from a ship by a knotted line in order to measure the ship''s speed through the water

Noun
a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

Noun
a written record of messages sent or received; "they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"; "an email log"

Noun
the exponent required to produce a given number

Noun
a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

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Noun
large log at the back of a hearth fire

Verb
enter into a log, as on ships and planes

Verb
cut lumber, as in woods and forests


n.
A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.

n.
A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.

n.
An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.

n.
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.

n.
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.

n.
A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.

v. t.
To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.

v. i.
To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.

v. i.
To move to and fro; to rock.


Log

Log , n. [Heb. l&omac;g.] A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills. W. H. Ward.

Log

Log , n. [Icel. l'beg a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See Lie to lie prostrate.] 1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing. 2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log, Sw. logg.] (Naut.) An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water. &hand; The common log consists of the log-chip, or logship, often exclusively called the log, and the log line, the former being commonly a thin wooden quadrant of five or six inches radius, loaded with lead on the arc to make it float with the point up. It is attached to the log line by cords from each corner. This line is divided into equal spaces, called knots, each bearing the same proportion to a mile that half a minute does to an hour. The line is wound on a reel which is so held as to let it run off freely. When the log is thrown, the log-chip is kept by the water from being drawn forward, and the speed of the ship is shown by the number of knots run out in half a minute. There are improved logs, consisting of a piece of mechanism which, being towed astern, shows the distance actually gone through by the ship, by means of the revolutions of a fly, which are registered on a dial plate. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. (Mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave. Log board (Naut.), a board consisting of two parts shutting together like a book, with columns in which are entered the direction of the wind, course of the ship, etc., during each hour of the day and night. These entries are transferred to the log book. A folding slate is now used instead. -- Log book, ∨ Logbook (Naut.), a book in which is entered the daily progress of a ship at sea, as indicated by the log, with notes on the weather and incidents of the voyage; the contents of the log board. Log cabin, Log house, a cabin or house made of logs. -- Log canoe, a canoe made by shaping and hollowing out a single log. -- Log glass (Naut.), a small sandglass used to time the running out of the log line. -- Log line (Naut.), a line or cord about a hundred and fifty fathoms long, fastened to the log-chip. See Note under 2d Log, n., 2. -- Log perch (Zo'94l.), an ethiostomoid fish, or darter (Percina caprodes); -- called also hogfish and rockfish. -- Log reel (Naut.), the reel on which the log line is wound. -- Log slate. (Naut.) See Log board (above). -- Rough log (Naut.), a first draught of a record of the cruise or voyage. -- Smooth log (Naut.), a clean copy of the rough log. In the case of naval vessels this copy is forwarded to the proper officer of the government. -- To heave the log (Naut.), to cast the log-chip into the water; also, the whole process of ascertaining a vessel's speed by the log.

Log

Log, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Logged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Logging .] (Naut.), To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run. J. F. Cooper.

Log

Log, v. i. 1. To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs. [U.S.] 2. To move to and fro; to rock. [Obs.]

A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.

A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.

, To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.

To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs.

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Usage Examples

There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.

Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!

When I was at college, I worked in a department store called Brit Home Stores, which is a pretty lackluster department store, selling clothes for middle-aged women. My job was to walk the floor and find anything that was damaged, take it to the store room and log it.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.

You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there's a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there's so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them.

I went to school at this log school house. A white woman was my teacher, I do not remember her name. My father had to pay her one dollar a month for me. Us kids that went to school did not have desks, we used slates and set on the hued down logs for seats.

Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.

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