- 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
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.
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One hostage died en route, the Journal reported, while the other died on the operating table.
As he scribbled in his journal, “How to remain thin-skinned, vulnerable, and still alive?”
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|Kent Sepkowitz|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to the Journal des Débats, the greatest part of these papers have never been printed.
Hence arises a great variety of impressions and remarks which we accordingly find in this journal.
It is not here, but in the pages of his Journal for ten years before, that we must search for the secret of d'Argenson's thought.The Marquis D'Argenson: A Study in Criticism|Arthur Ogle
In it he placed a long "Extract from my journal," written with care in his beautiful handwriting and bound with a tiny ribbon.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
To those who hold this opinion, the system of reverberating praise from one journal to another, must be unknown.The American Quarterly Review|Various
British Dictionary definitions for journal
- Also called: Book of Original Entry one of several books in which transactions are initially recorded to facilitate subsequent entry in the ledger
- another name for daybook
Word Origin for journal
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.