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a coal/wood/log fire
▪ There was a coal fire in the sitting room.
as easy as pie/ABC/falling off a log (=very easy)
log book
log cabin
▪ a log cabin
log cabin
log off a computer (=stop using a computer system that requires a password)
log onto a computer (=start using it by typing a password)
▪ Next time you log onto your computer, you will have to use a new password.
sleep like a log (also sleep like a baby)informal (= sleep very well)
▪ I was exhausted and slept like a log.
yule log
▪ I wish to apply for the log book to retain the original suffix.
▪ She puts the folder down and picks up the log book.
▪ Hence you can store dive profiles on print out copies for your log book.
▪ Sometimes, they also must present a log book that verifies their experience.
▪ But from the log books of 100 years ago, there is a very vivid picture of school life in Bentley.
▪ He wrote long outlandish tales about himself in the log book and signed them Anon.
▪ And here in Hatton's log book was the Leeds trip confirmed.
▪ Leese and I went to the operations tent to drop off the dash-twelve page from the log book.
▪ But from the log books of 100 years ago, there is a very vivid picture of school life in Bentley.
▪ Watch out for log books which tell you that the first owner was Engineering Educational Trust.
▪ Housing log books and an end to gazumping will also help home buyers.
▪ The reality of a painted postcard of a log cabin and box of arrowheads disappeared.
▪ How a self-made man should always say he was born in something like a log cabin, preferably with no running water.
▪ The path led to a log cabin with a chalet-style sloping roof in the middle of a clearing.
▪ Sometimes I am in the log cabin, looking at it; other times I am wandering through it.
▪ Genuine pre-fab log cabins hitched up to the mains.
▪ They settled in Prairieville in Barry County, cleared land, and put up a log cabin and later a proper house.
▪ He lived alone in a log cabin beside the lake, his only company a portable radio and television.
▪ We stopped at the Association of Pioneer Women of California log cabin, and their garish statue.
▪ An example log file for Type Module is shown in Section 10.4.6.
▪ This file is called the log file.
▪ If the transaction is successful, then nothing further is added to the log file.
▪ Check the report log file, ABLE-REPORT.LOG, for errors which may have occurred earlier and resolve these.
▪ Most user and system activity was captured and stored in machine-readable log files.
▪ If the primary log file is flawed then the software performing the rebuild operation will switch to the reserve log.
▪ If no input is made then the log file name defaults to LIFESPAN-PI.LOG.
▪ Here we are, by a redolent log fire, in a world which has slipped from sight.
▪ An old pub with beamed ceilings, smoke-blackened, and a log fire crackling and spitting inside a deep alcove.
▪ The beamed lounge with its log fire is elegantly furnished in a country-house style.
▪ He then escorted us to the morning room, where we were greeted by a large log fire.
▪ Comfort, quality and log fires.
▪ The artificial log fire was burning brightly.
▪ The four-course evening meal is served by candlelight and afterwards coffee is served in the drawing room by a log fire.
▪ A log fire roared in the open hearth, spitting out sparks.
▪ See preceding error message in the incident log file for a fuller explanation of the error encountered.
▪ Check the incident log file for errors which may have occurred earlier and resolve these.
▪ The fingers of her other hand stretched and pressed, but the log jam was centred just out of reach.
▪ The contrasurvival engram is to the dynamics like a log jam which dams a necessary river.
▪ Upriver came a rumble and boom like the dynamite explosions that broke up the log jams.
▪ Structures were built of logs, the ends cut and dovetailed.
▪ Two styles of Navajo hogans were built from logs patted with mud.
▪ Constructed in a hexagon shape, it had been built of logs, now darkened with age.
▪ Lucenzo built a log fire in the big medieval fireplace, and they sat burning their toes on the stone hearth.
▪ For a termite, home is a fallen log.
▪ The alternative was to shimmy across a fallen log.
▪ Sharpe went slowly, threading the horse between the ancient trunks and past fallen, moss-covered logs.
▪ The taciturn Tor falls off his log and eventually complains of painful stomach muscles.
▪ This can be done by regularly keeping a written learning log.
▪ Skydivers keep logs of their times for certification.
▪ The very activity of keeping a log focuses attention on how you have used your time.
▪ One of the youthful survivors, Chuck Gieg, had kept a log of the fateful voyage.
▪ Some people are dismayed when they first start to keep a log.
▪ All students keep work-site logs and journals, which become the basis for classroom discussions.
▪ I meet every evening with the other members of the team and we keep a daily log of our activities and sightings.
▪ The students keep logs of their exercise and eating.
▪ He put logs on the fire and the flames crackled up.
▪ Alice complimented her, watching Mattie put more logs in the living room fireplace.
▪ I put a trimmed log in its place, to be taken up by the stair.
▪ Next evening, two of the kids put a log in the water and tried to sail to the Manhattan shore.
▪ He puts some logs into the small drum, douses them with gasoline, and throws in a match.
▪ They settled in Prairieville in Barry County, cleared land, and put up a log cabin and later a proper house.
▪ Another way to serve it is to put out the whole log and let people cut off pieces.
▪ Bitterly disappointed, she sat on the log.
▪ I sit on a log next to the fire, trying to warm my feet.
▪ A hundred or so houses sit on log stilts.
▪ The teacher told the girls to sit on a log on the third-base line and then she returned to the school.
▪ I sat on a log among the shadows of creatures now extinct and others long since departed for pasture in the south.
▪ Out on the water, a man sat motionless on a log raft, holding one end of a line.
▪ They sat round a huge log fire, the flickering flames casting long shadows against the far wall.
▪ I sleep like a log and never get indigestion.
▪ The nights in Denver are cool, and I slept like a log.
▪ Mrs Plummer was right about that; he slept like a log.
▪ They fussed around until the doctor left, when everything went deathly quiet, and I slept like a log until morning.
▪ He began to throw the split logs into the back of the pick-up.
▪ Archer stooped over and threw a log upon the embers.
▪ It is cool outside as I throw a log on the gently breathing embers.
▪ The captain would throw a log overboard and observe how quickly the ship receded from this temporary guidepost.
▪ After-images of new and modified blocks are written to twin log files.
▪ Rex wrote up his nature log.
▪ I secured the locks on the wheelbarrow, crawled under canvas and wrote up the log and two letters.
▪ VanDerveer has documented the whole experience, taping a personal journal and writing down a workout log.
▪ Finally, I finished a recording for home and wrote up the log.
it's as easy as falling off a log
▪ Alice had to write up a detailed log of the trip, complete with scientific data.
▪ He complained to a senior officer, who made a note in the ship's log.
▪ A few cluster flies found the warm logs and sat on them.
▪ Mark logs and milled lumber from the older trees, giving consumers a choice of boycott.
▪ Meanwhile, an event log shows a listing of events and breakpoint messages.
▪ This is done to prevent the process log becoming too large.
▪ What she did not mention in her log was that she had found a bottle of liquor that Bill had stashed away.
▪ Passwords can then be changed so original users can't log in.
▪ You Once you've logged in with your password, checking out is as straight forward as following the prompts.
▪ A muffled crackle splutters out from a walkie-talkie inside his jacket, and he pulls it out to log in.
▪ The other way is obvious as soon as you log in.
▪ Having entered the details above, you're ready to log in.
▪ Psions logged in, and battle commenced.
▪ If that looks dodgy, log off, ten back on.
▪ Make sure all Oedipus users are logged off.
▪ But firms are falling like flies, and disillusioned users are logging off.
▪ Try logging off and logging on again.
▪ At the time she was logged on at another computer in the station, working on an application form.
▪ As more people log on, they experience frustrating delays.
▪ Oh sure, you log on, the computer crashes-how relaxed are you going to be then?
▪ The better operations will provide you with software that makes it easy to sign up and log on.
▪ Each user has a unique username and a password which must be used in order to log on to the network.
▪ The message contains an authentication token that allows users to log on to network services.
▪ Four Barclays customers reported that they could see other customers' account information when they logged on.
▪ The result has been that customers are often unable to log on to the system.
▪ Data entry to log a call is virtually eliminated.
▪ Then the identity and details of any information passed on will be logged on secure computer files in a numbers code.
▪ At the time she was logged on at another computer in the station, working on an application form.
▪ The contents of every breath the patient takes are logged in the computer monitoring his progress.
▪ Oh sure, you log on, the computer crashes-how relaxed are you going to be then?
▪ Members are invited to log on to their computers and call up the Heisei menu.
▪ More than ever, secondary schools looking for data-logging equipment have a vast range to choose from.
▪ Of course, some data are logged automatically and exist only in electronic form.
▪ The data-logging work also involves a good range of sensors, not just the usual probes of temperature and light.
▪ It has already promised to ban logging in native forests.
▪ The pilot had logged 95 hours, all on type.
▪ Khader works full time now at nation-building, sometimes logging 16 hours of work in a day.
▪ Resler and I flew one of those ships, logging six and eight hours daily.
▪ By the end of February she had managed to log only four hours in the Canuck.
▪ By late afternoon we had logged eight hours of flying time.
▪ Passwords can then be changed so original users can't log in.
▪ In the course of several days, the sniffer could gather information on local users logging into remote machines.
▪ If you have time available, try to get users to log out of the system before shutting it down.
▪ This, more than anything, helps prevent unauthorized users from logging into machines on the network.
▪ Go back to Connection Information and check that users are logging out.
▪ The message contains an authentication token that allows users to log on to network services.
▪ Make sure all Oedipus users are logged off.
▪ Unsuspecting and amateur users logging into remote hosts are the most vulnerable.
▪ The data-logging work also involves a good range of sensors, not just the usual probes of temperature and light.
▪ Khader works full time now at nation-building, sometimes logging 16 hours of work in a day.
▪ All deliveries must be logged.
▪ By mid-July the INS had logged only 72 applications.
▪ The pilot had logged over 150 hours of flying time.
▪ The system can log the date and length of calls made by company employees.
▪ As more people log on, they experience frustrating delays.
▪ At the time she was logged on at another computer in the station, working on an application form.
▪ But for some countries trade in the wood is of direct benefit to the local people who log it.
▪ Khader works full time now at nation-building, sometimes logging 16 hours of work in a day.
▪ Of these, logging poses by far the most serious threat.
▪ When logged into his two-way communication system, you will be amazed at his love and understanding.
▪ Workers routinely logged twelve-hour days, and are doing so once again.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.]


Log \Log\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Logged; p. pr. & vb. n. Logging.]

  1. (Naut.), To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
    --J. F. Cooper.

  2. 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.]

  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 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. (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.),

    1. 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.

    2. a book in which a log[4] 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 perch (Zo["o]l.), 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\, 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.


"to enter into a log-book," 1823, from log (n.2). Meaning "to attain (a speed) as noted in a log" is recorded by 1883. Related: Logged; logging.


"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


"to fell a tree," 1717; earlier "to strip a tree" (1690s), from log (n.1). Related: Logged; logging.


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. logarithm.

  1. v. enter into a log, as on ships and planes

  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests [syn: lumber]

  3. [also: logging, logged]

  1. n. a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches

  2. large log at the back of a hearth fire [syn: backlog]

  3. the exponent required to produce a given number [syn: logarithm]

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

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

  6. 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

  7. [also: logging, logged]


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 (magazine)

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.