Origin of log

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

OTHER WORDS FROM log

log·gish, adjectiveun·logged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for log out (1 of 3)

log out
/ computing /

verb

Also: log off to disconnect a remote terminal from a multiaccess system by entering (an identification number, password, etc)

noun

Also: logout the process by which a computer user logs out

British Dictionary definitions for log out (2 of 3)

log1
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

verb logs, logging or logged

Word Origin for log

C14: origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for log out (3 of 3)

log2
/ (lɒɡ) /

noun

short for logarithm
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Science definitions for log out

log
[ lôg ]

A logarithm.
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Idioms and Phrases with log out

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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