[ jur-nl ]
/ ˈdʒɜr nl /


verb (used without object)

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

1325–75; Middle English < Old French journal daily (adj. and noun) < Late Latin diurnālis diurnal


jour·nal·ar·y, adjectivejour·nal·ish, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for journal

/ (ˈdʒɜːnəl) /


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
  1. Also called: Book of Original Entry one of several books in which transactions are initially recorded to facilitate subsequent entry in the ledger
  2. 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 for journal

C14: from Old French: daily, from Latin diurnālis; see diurnal
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