- Also log on, sign on. Computers. to enter identifying data, as a username or password, into a database, mobile device, or computer, especially a multiuser computer or a remote or networked system, so as to to access and use it: Log in to start your work session. Log in to your account to pay your bill online.
- to enter or include any item of information or data in a record, account, etc.
Origin of log1
OTHER WORDS FROM logloggish, adjectiveun·logged, adjective
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How to use log in a sentence
Turn off the TV, put down your phone, and log off the computer.
The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.
Official Donetsk Republic business was log-jammed because the high command had only one stamp for documents and identity papers.
One morning a few years ago, the editor left his apartment to find an ax stuck into a log on his doorstep.The Kremlin Is Killing Echo of Moscow, Russia’s Last Independent Radio Station|Anna Nemtsova|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Spires gather data every time somebody uses them; they log each “product.”
You see, I stuck to him like a log to a root, but for the first week or so 'twant no use—not a bit.
Neither of us spoke again, and at length the squat log buildings of Pend d' Oreille loomed ahead of us in the night.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
“There are no sahib-log in the town,” he said, for Malcolm deemed it advisable to begin by a question on that score.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
In the centre was a log-house, larger and more pretentious than many log-houses which he had seen in the South.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Instead, he came to me and lifted to my knee one of those ponderous feet of his, and tried to pull me from my log.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for log (1 of 3)
- a section of the trunk or a main branch of a tree, when stripped of branches
- (modifier) constructed out of logsa log cabin
- a detailed record of a voyage of a ship or aircraft
- a record of the hours flown by pilots and aircrews
- a book in which these records are made; logbook
- a device consisting of a float with an attached line, formerly used to measure the speed of a shipSee also chip log
- heave the log to determine a ship's speed with such a device
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In addition to the idiom beginning with log
- log in
- easy as pie (rolling off a log)
- like a bump on a log
- sleep like a log