Noun: log lóg
Verb: log (logged,logging) lóg
- A segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
- The exponent required to produce a given number
- 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
- Enter into a log, as on ships and planes
- Cut lumber, as in woods and forests
Derived forms: logs, logged, logging
See also: log up, logger, logging
Type of: cut down, drop, enter, exponent, fell, index, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, power, put down, record, strike down, wood, written account, written record
Part of: ship
AmE ; / verb, noun
■ verb [+ obj] (-gg-)
to put information in an official record or write a record of events:
The system is designed to help trainees log their progress.
All incoming support calls are logged.
to do or get a large amount of sth:
They logged about $60 million in sales last year.
Many employees have logged more hours at work than at home in recent weeks.
The shares have logged gains of about 60% since October.
log in/on; log into/onto sth
to perform the actions that allow you to begin using a computer system:
You need a password to log on.
Subscribers come to the site and log in.
log off/out; log off/out of sth
to perform the actions that allow you to finish using a computer system:
Log out before switching the computer off.
Please log off after each session for security reasons, especially when using shared computers.
■ noun [C]
1 (also logbook)
a record of events during a particular period of time:
At the end of the month, the accountant receives copies of the weekly logs.
2 (HR )
in Australia, a set of demands for better pay or conditions, especially claims made by a trade union to an industrial tribunal (= a type of court that deals with disagreements between employers and employees)