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.
- lofting iron,
- lofting, hugh,
- log book,
- log chip,
- log in,
- log jam,
- log line
Origin of log1
Examples from the Web for logged
They logged every incident and released depressing day-by-day accounts of the carnage.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year, it began to recover a bit for the first time since the meltdown—it was logged at $52,100 in June 2013.
Being “on the clock,” Uber drivers have explained to me, means that they are logged on to the app.
Being "on the clock," various Uber drivers have explained to me, means that they are logged on to the app.Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gladwell, however, is mostly interested in the ungodly number of hours they logged on stage.The Beatles Succeeded Through Talent, Ambition, and a Lot of Arrogance|Andrew Romano|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The total area is divided so that as the timber is logged in rotation a continuous cutting will be assured.Motor Truck Logging Methods|Frederick Malcolm Knapp
He found them posted in a logged barn, strongly secured by abattis, and inaccessible to cavalry.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)|John Marshall
Those that would split were cut down and made into rails, while others were left to rot or logged up and burned.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
I got home and made myself a sandwich and logged into the Xnet.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
It was then he logged that Cullerne Tower was not to be seen, though the air was clear and the ship but six miles from shore.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
- 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
verb logs, logging or logged
Word Origin for log
"reduced to the condition of a log" (which was old sailors' slang for an incapacitated wooden ship), thus "inert in the water," c.1820, from log (n.1).
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