log of wood
verb (used with object), logged, log·ging.
verb (used without object), logged, log·ging.
- 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
Examples from the Web for log-wood
Historical Examples of log-wood
They struck out straight across, but they drifted and drifted like log-wood.The Crisis, Complete
Others served their time with the log-wood cutters of Yucatan.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
It seemed to be only of log-wood, that Hath kept the fire all this while in it.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
She rode, furling her sails, to the log-wood wharf on its further side.The Pioneers
Katharine Susannah Prichard
By adding or diminishing the log-wood and fustic any shade may be had.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)
Mrs. F.L. Gillette
- 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 logto determine a ship's speed with such a device
verb logs, logging or logged
Word Origin for log
log of wood
unshaped large piece of tree, early 14c., of unknown origin. Old Norse had lag "felled tree" (from stem of liggja "to lie"), but on phonological grounds many etymologists deny that this is the root of English log. Instead, they suggest an independent formation meant to "express the notion of something massive by a word of appropriate sound." OED compares clog (n.) in its original Middle English sense "lump of wood." Log cabin (1770) in American English has been a figure of the honest pioneer since the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison. Falling off a log as a type of something easy to do is from 1839.
"record of observations, readings, etc.," 1842, sailor's shortening of log-book "daily record of a ship's speed, progress, etc." (1670s), from log (n.1) which is so called because a wooden float at the end of a line was cast out to measure a ship's speed. General sense by 1913.
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