Origin of login
usage note for login
And yet, this gluing together of terms like login, logon, backup, and setup as verbs is common, especially in writing about computers. Not for everyone, however. Some well-known software companies, for example, carefully maintain the distinction in their programs and documentation.
But habits are difficult to change. Those who react to the one-word verb as an error will probably have to get used to it, and those who use the one-word verb will have to recognize that others will see it and wince.
How to use login in a sentence
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?|Matt Lewis|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
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.
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
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
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
British Dictionary definitions for login
Other Idioms and Phrases with login
Also, log on. Enter into a computer the information needed to begin a session, as in I logged in at two o'clock, or There's no record of your logging on today. These expressions refer especially to large systems shared by numerous individuals, who need to enter a username or password before executing a program. The antonyms are log off and log out, meaning “to end a computer session.” All these expressions derive from the use of log in the nautical sense of entering information about a ship in a journal called a log book. [c. 1960]