Log

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Translingual

Symbol

Log

  1. (mathematics) logarithm
    if <math>x=b^y</math> then <math>\log_{b}(x)=y</math>

Synonyms

  • (with base e) ln
  • (with base 10) lg

Notes

If not specified, the assumed base of the logarithm is either 10 or e, depending on context.

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Translations


English

Noun

Log (plural Logs)
  1. The trunk of a dead tree, cleared of branches.
    They walked across the stream on a fallen log.
  2. Any bulky piece as cut from the above, used as timber, fuel etc.
  3. (nautical) A floating device, usually of wood, used in navigation to estimate the speed of a vessel through water.
  4. A logbook.
  5. (figuratively) A blockhead, very dumb person.
  6. (surfing slang) A longboard.
    • 1999, Neal Miyake [1]
      I know he hadn’t surfed on a log much in his childhood
  7. (figuratively) A rolled cake with filling.

Synonyms

  • (logbook):
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Verb

Log (third-person singular simple present Logs, present participle logging, simple past and past participle logged)

  1. (transitive) To cut trees into logs
  2. (transitive) To cut down (trees).
  3. (transitive) To travel at a specified speed, as ascertained by chip log
  4. (intransitive) To cut down trees in an area, harvesting and transporting the logs as wood

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Noun

Log (plural Logs)
  1. A logbook, or journal of a vessel (or aircraft)'s progress
  2. A chronological record of actions, performances, computer/network usage, etc.

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Verb

Log (third-person singular simple present Logs, present participle logging, simple past and past participle logged)

  1. (transitive) To make, to add an entry (or more) in a log(book).
  2. (transitive) To travel (a distance) as shown in a logbook

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Adjectives for Log

smoldering; inanimate; unhewn; hollowed; naming; back; blazing; hickory; yule; drunken; senseless; floating; ostensible; patent; moldered.

Verbs for Log

batter with—; bear—; char—; fire—; hew —; ignite—; kindle—; poke—; stir—; toast over—; vault—; —chills; —flames; —fuels; —glows; —seethes; —smokes; —smoulders.

Thesaurus

Domesday Book, Mach meter, accelerometer, account book, accounts payable ledger, accounts receivable ledger, address book, adversaria, album, anemometer, annals, annual, appointment calendar, appointment schedule, backlog, balance, balance sheet, balance the books, bank ledger, bankbook, bavin, beam, billet, blankbook, blotter, board, boarding, book, books, boom, brush, brushwood, calendar, capitalize, card ledger, carry, carry over, carve, cashbook, cast loose, cast up accounts, catalog, chalk, chalk up, charge off, check in, check sheet, chronicle, chronology, clap on ratlines, clapboard, classified catalog, clear hawse, clock card, close out, close the books, commonplace book, cord, cordwood, cost card, cost ledger, cost sheet, court calendar, credit, cut, cut loose, date slip, datebook, daybook, deal, debit, desk calendar, diary, diptych, docket, driftwood, engagement book, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, factory ledger, fagot, file, fill out, firewood, grave, ground log, hardwood, harpoon log, haul, haul down, heave, heave apeak, heave round, heave short, impanel, incise, index, inscribe, insert, inventory, jot down, journal, journalize, kedge, keep books, kindling, kindlings, lath, lathing, lathwork, lay, lay aloft, ledger, list, log line, logbook, loose-leaf notebook, lumber, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, mark down, matriculate, memo book, memorandum book, memory book, minute, note, note down, notebook, pad, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, passbook, patent log, petty cashbook, place upon record, plank, planking, plyboard, plywood, pocket notebook, pocketbook, pole, police blotter, poll, post, post up, puncheon, purchase ledger, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, ratline down, record, record book, reduce to writing, register, registry, sales journal, sales ledger, scrapbook, scratch pad, set down, shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, sideboard, siding, slab, slat, softwood, spar down, speedometer, spiral notebook, splat, stave, stick, stick of wood, stock ledger, stores ledger, stovewood, stream the log, strike a balance, suspense ledger, table, tablet, tabulate, tachometer, taffrail log, take down, tape, tape-record, three-by-four, timber, timbering, timberwork, time book, time chart, time scale, time schedule, time sheet, time study, timecard, timetable, traverse a yard, triptych, two-by-four, unlash, videotape, warp, weatherboard, wind gauge, wood, workbook, write, write down, write in, write out, write up, writing tablet, yearbook, yule clog, yule log

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Middle English logge, of unknown origin. That it descends from Old Norse lág (a felled tree)[1] is widely doubted on phonological grounds; an alternative is sound expression of the notion of something massive.

Etymology 2

From logbook, itself from log (above) + book

Translations

Noun

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Noun

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References

  1. log in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Dutch

Adjective

Log (comparative logger, superlative Logst)

  1. lumbering, inert, slow in movement; immobile
  2. (originally) plumb, (too) heavy in built ande/or weight
  3. cumbersome, hard to move or change
  4. dull, uninspired
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Noun

Log n. (plural loggen, diminutive Logje, diminutive plural Logjes)

  1. A lie, violation of the truth

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Noun

Log n. (plural loggen, diminutive Logje, diminutive plural Logjes)

  1. (obsolete) An alternative form of loch

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Noun

Log (plural loggen, diminutive Logje, diminutive plural Logjes)

  1. A chip log, instrument to measure a vessel's speed

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Verb

Log

  1. imperative and singular present imperfect forms of loggen (see above)

Etymology 1

Presumably Germanic, cognates may include English log, lag, Middle Low German luggich 'slow'

Etymology 2

Germanic: cognate with liegen 'to (tell a) lie', German lügen

Etymology 3

Germanic: from equivalent German Loch 'hole, opening, cavity'

Etymology 4

Germanic: from English log (see above), sense (and short for) chip log


German

Verb

Log

  1. First-person singular preterite of lügen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of lügen.

Latvian

Noun

Log

  1. singular vocative of logs

Old English

Noun

lōg n.

  1. A place, stead
    on his log: in his place; instead of him.

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Verb

lōg

  1. first-person singular preterite of lēan
  2. third-person singular preterite of lēan

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /loːɣ/

Etymology 1

Proto-Germanic *lōgan, from Proto-Indo-European *legh-. Cognate with Old Frisian lōch, Old High German luog. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek λέκτρον (lektron), Latin lectus (bed), Celtic *leg- (Old Irish lige, Irish luighe), Slavic *ležati (Russian лежать (ležát’)).

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.


Slovene

Noun

lóg

  1. A grove
  2. A small forest

Swedish

Verb

Log

  1. past tense of le.

Volapük

Noun

Log (plural Logs)

  1. eye

Etymology

Compound of French le and German Auge

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