- a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations: She kept a journal during her European trip.
- a newspaper, especially a daily one.
- a periodical or magazine, especially one published for a special group, learned society, or profession: the October issue of The English Journal.
- a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions of a legislative body, an organization, etc.
- a daybook.
- (in the double-entry method) a book into which all transactions are entered from the daybook or blotter to facilitate posting into the ledger.
- Nautical. a log or logbook.
- Machinery. the portion of a shaft or axle contained by a plain bearing.
- to write self-examining or reflective journal entries, especially in school or as part of psychotherapy: Students should journal as part of a portfolio assessment program.
Origin of journal
Examples from the Web for journal
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?
January 8, 2015
Later that morning I told him I was keeping a journal of our work together.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
One hostage died en route, the Journal reported, while the other died on the operating table.Did U.S. Policy Get Luke Somers Killed?
December 6, 2014
As he scribbled in his journal, “How to remain thin-skinned, vulnerable, and still alive?”Why We Need Celebrity Scandals
November 7, 2014
He also is the editor of the journal, which seems to publish a lot of interesting if preliminary work.All These AIDS ‘Cures’ Are a Fantasy—One That Can Cause Real Harm
November 6, 2014
I have never been able to read his journal to this day; but I hope to be able to do so now.Explorations in Australia
Besides visiting Italy he explored Sicily, and kept a journal of his tour.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He says that some of the contes printed every day in the Journal are worthy of Maupassant.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
To your journal there is a future, and there will be a past.
So I will throw myself upon a sofa, and read this child's journal.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
- a newspaper or periodical
- a book in which a daily record of happenings, etc, is kept
- an official record of the proceedings of a legislative body
- Also called: Book of Original Entryone of several books in which transactions are initially recorded to facilitate subsequent entry in the ledger
- another name for daybook
- the part of a shaft or axle in contact with or enclosed by a bearing
- a plain cylindrical bearing to support a shaft or axle
Word Origin and History for journal
mid-14c., "book of church services," from Anglo-French jurnal "a day," from Old French jornel, "day, time; day's work," noun use of adjective meaning "daily," from Late Latin diurnalis "daily" (see diurnal). Meaning "book for inventories and daily accounts" is late 15c.; that of "personal diary" is c.1600, from a sense found in French. Meaning "daily publication" is from 1728.