- 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.
verb (used without object)
Origin of journal
Related Words for journaltabloid, publication, review, annals, account, daily, note, magazine, paper, diary, periodical, gazette, newspaper, almanac, calendar, memoir, monthly, weekly, rag, daybook
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of journal
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)
- 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
Word Origin 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.