Origin of log

1
1350–1400; Middle English logge, variant of lugge pole, limb of tree; compare obsolete logget pole; see lugsail, logbook

Related forms

log·gish, adjectiveun·logged, adjective

Definition for log (2 of 5)

log

2
[ lawg, log ]
/ lɔg, lɒg /

noun

Mathematics. logarithm.

Definition for log (3 of 5)

log.


Definition for log (4 of 5)

log-


variant of logo- before a vowel: logarithm.

Definition for log (5 of 5)

-log


variant of -logue: analog.
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British Dictionary definitions for log (1 of 3)

log

1
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

verb logs, logging or logged

Word Origin for log

C14: origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for log (2 of 3)

log

2
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

short for logarithm

British Dictionary definitions for log (3 of 3)

-log


combining form

a US variant of -logue
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Science definitions for log

log

[ lôg ]

A logarithm.
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Idioms and Phrases with log

log


In addition to the idiom beginning with log

  • log in

also see:

  • easy as pie (rolling off a log)
  • like a bump on a log
  • sleep like a log
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