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Meaning of LOG

Pronunciation:  log

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
  3. [n]  a written record of the transmissions by a radio station
  4. [n]  the exponent required to produce a given number
  5. [n]  a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  6. [n]  large log at the back of a hearth fire
  7. [v]  enter into a log, as on ships and planes
  8. [v]  cut lumber, as in woods and forests

LOG is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: backlog, logarithm, lumber
 See Also: clock up, common logarithm, cut down, drop, enter, exponent, fell, firewood, harpoon log, index, log line, log up, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, Napierian logarithm, natural logarithm, patent log, power, put down, record, saw log, screw log, ship, strike down, taffrail log, wood, written account, written record, Yule log



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Log\, n. [Heb. l[=o]g.]
    A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills. --W. H.
  2. \Log\, n. [Icel. l[=a]g 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.
    Note: 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
    {Log book}, or {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["o]l.), an ethiostomoid fish, or darter
       ({Percina caprodes}); -- called also {hogfish} and
    {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.
  3. \Log\, v. t. [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.
  4. \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.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing logs in your dream, represents unconscious ideas and a significant and meaning aspect of yourself. Alternatively, it means a transformation. You are headed toward a new direction in your life. Dreaming that you are sitting on a log indicates personal satisfaction and joy in you life. Seeing a log floating in water, represents new opportunities. You may be overlooking something important.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the smallest measure for liquids used by the Hebrews (Lev. 14:10, 12, 15, 21, 24), called in the Vulgate sextarius. It is the Hebrew unit of measure of capacity, and is equal to the contents of six ordinary hen's eggs=the twelfth part of a him, or nearly a pint.

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