Crossword clues for log
- Item resting on andirons
- Input for a mill
- Guest book, e.g.
- See 10-Down
- Nautical record
- Do some forest work
- Where to record a stardate
- Math term usually followed by a subscript number
- Floater in a flume
- A segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
- The exponent required to produce a given number
- A written record of the transmissions by a radio station
- A written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
- 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
- Toothpick for Paul Bunyan
- Pilot's diary
- Heavy sleeper, metaphorically
- Birler's footing
- Kind of cabin
- Burler's need
- Freighter's record
- Cut timber
- Nautical diary
- Captain's diary
- Book on board
- Ship's record
- Roleo roller
- Gather timber
- Birler's need
- Part of a cord
- It's rolled in a roleo
- Record at sea
- Airline pilot's record
- Cabin ingredient
- Journey record
- Record of a trip
- Daily record
- Nautical notes
- Captain's record
- Travel account
- Bump's place
- Birling surface
- Part of a trunk
- Place for a bump
- Cabin component
- Cabin element
- Math figure
- Nautical journal
- Camp seat, perhaps
- Record keeper
- Access the Internet, with "on"
- Write down
- Captain's journal
- "Star Trek" record
- Keep a record of
- A captain might keep one
- What andirons support
- Enter, as a record
- Yule ___
- Camp seat
- Put in, as hours
- Headsaw target
- Explorer's need
- Cord unit
- Camp seat, maybe
- Captain's charge
- What an andiron holds
- Mill input
- Explorer's writing
- Trucker's record
- Fireplace wood
- Call ___
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Log \Log\, v. i.
To engage in the business of cutting or transporting logs for timber; to get out logs. [U.S.]
To move to and fro; to rock. [Obs.]
Log \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.
To record any event in a logbook, especially an event relating to the operation of a machine or device.
Log \Log\, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See Lie to lie prostrate.]
A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.
[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.
Hence: The record of the rate of speed of a ship or airplane, and of the course of its progress for the duration of a voyage; also, the full nautical record of a ship's cruise or voyage; a log slate; a log book.
Hence, generally: A record and tabulated statement of the person(s) operating, operations performed, resources consumed, and the work done by any machine, device, or system.
(Mining) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave.
(computers) A record of activities performed within a program, or changes in a database or file on a computer, and typically kept as a file in the computer. 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, 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.
a book in which a log is recorded.
Log cabin, Log house, a cabin or house made of logs.
Log canoe, a canoe made by shaping and hollowing out a single log; a dugout canoe.
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 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\, n. [Heb. l[=o]g.]
A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills.
--W. H. Ward.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
unshaped large piece of tree, early 14c., of unknown origin. Old Norse had lag "felled tree" (from stem of liggja "to lie"), but on phonological grounds many etymologists deny that this is the root of English log. Instead, they suggest an independent formation meant to "express the notion of something massive by a word of appropriate sound." OED compares clog (n.) in its original Middle English sense "lump of wood." Log cabin (1770) in American English has been a figure of the honest pioneer since the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison. Falling off a log as a type of something easy to do is from 1839.
"record of observations, readings, etc.," 1842, sailor's shortening of log-book "daily record of a ship's speed, progress, etc." (1670s), from log (n.1). The book so called because a wooden float at the end of a line was cast out to measure a ship's speed. General sense by 1913.\n
Etymology 1 n. 1 The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches. 2 Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc. 3 Anything shaped like a log; a cylinder. 4 (context nautical English) A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water. 5 A logbook. 6 (context figuratively English) A blockhead; a very stupid person. 7 (context surfing slang English) A longboard. 8 (context figuratively English) A rolled cake with filling. 9 (context mining English) A weight or block near the free end of a hoisting rope to prevent it from being drawn through the sheave. 10 (context vulgar English) A piece of feces. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cut trees into logs. 2 (context transitive English) To cut down (trees). Etymology 2
n. 1 A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress 2 A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, ''etc.'' vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log or logbook. 2 (context transitive English) To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook Etymology 3
vb. (context obsolete English) To move to and fro; to rock. Etymology 4
n. A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills. Etymology 5
n. a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
large log at the back of a hearth fire [syn: backlog]
the exponent required to produce a given number [syn: logarithm]
a written record of messages sent or received; "they kept a log of all transmission by the radio station"; "an email log"
a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
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
Log, LOG, or LoG may refer to:
- A cut tree trunk, the main wooden axis of a tree
- Logarithm, the mathematical operation that is the inverse of exponentiation, or the result of this operation
Log is a magazine of architecture and urbanism that has been published by the Anyone Corporation since 2003, and is edited by Cynthia Davidson. The magazine is published three times a year. It contains essays and articles by architectural and urban theorists and historians, which have recently included Anthony Vidler, Paul Virilio, Peter Eisenman, Reinhold Martin, Phyllis Lambert, Jeff Kipnis, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Robert Somol, and Hubert Damisch. The tagline for the magazine is "Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City".
Usage examples of "log".
Seregil remained out of sight among the trees while Alec took up his position on a log near a bend in the trail.
A fire sizzled and crackled across the long, low-raftered room of gray stone, where logs of fragrant incense-wood blazed on brazen andirons wrought in the likeness of grinning gargoyles.
He had constructed andirons for the fireplace out of excess bomb parts and had filled them with stout silver logs, and he had framed with stained wood the photographs of girls with big breasts he had torn out of cheesecake magazines and hung over the mantelpiece.
I want to see their logs, their drawings, what they say about themselves, about that ship, the Anointed, their historyeverything.
The powerful motor lifted the craft high out of the water, and Aragon leaned forward, watching the surface for any floating logs.
The buildings were constructed for the most part of squared-off logs, since stone was rare here on the vast, soggy delta of the Arjun River, and the logs appeared to have been attacked by damp rot almost before they were in place.
Having hinted that the little fire devils of the forest, which I fancy every savage has seen, at one time or another, peering at him from rotten tree trunks, logs, or stumps, might be attracted by the proximity of the great Fire Demon, I strolled off a short distance, as though to search for them.
Moreover, it was closed with the rock, and atop this rested the heavy log which Aulf had been so proud to be able to move.
I carry a log inside the millhouse and place it against the saw, which is held in place vertically by a strong wooden frame that Bando and I made after he visited a waterwheel sawmill on the other side of the Hudson.
The whole front of it was covered by a large scarlet bignonia and a native multiflora rose, which, entwisting and interlacing, left scarce a vestige of the rough logs to be seen.
Ploughed-up trenches, blindages looking like pimples, and gun emplacements now nothing but heaps of logs and bricks.
Miss Winwood corrected her as the ladies discarded their coats and were escorted by Boaty into his dark Victorian parlor, where logs were cheerfully crunching inside a marble fireplace.
And after Sunny moved aside three chunks of cold cheese, a large can of water chestnuts, and an eggplant as big as herself, she finally found a small jar of boysenberry jam, and a loaf of bread she could use to make toast, although it was so cold it felt more like a log than a breakfast ingredient.
Behind the inner log palisade rose a squat stone broch, its slits of windows brooding like eyes over the dusty ward.
Maia and Brod ducked again, having caught sight of an expanse of floating bits and flinders, logs and loosely tethered boxes, along with one drifting, grotesquely ruined body.