- loggerhead shrike,
- loggerhead turtle,
- logging stone,
Origin of logging
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 logging
As he drove me back to the logging road, Frank told me about the area in his deep voice.
So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.
The second, logging in at 14 feet, washed up at Oceanside Harbor five days later.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?|Kevin Bailey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But after logging her eighth number-one single, Katy Perry might be the biggest pop star of her time.
And yet, countless innocents met the most harrowing set of photos when logging online to start their work week.Pictures of Justin Bieber Naked Leak, and We Just Don’t Know How to Feel|Kevin Fallon|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In short, he accumulated all the information he could by which the cost of logging might be estimated.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
At the logging camp he had heard of just such accidents as this and not all of them were fatal.A Daughter of the Forest|Evelyn Raymond
"Anyhow, we've got here ahead of the logging crowd and I'm mighty glad," said the first packer.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
The cost of logging under the methods of marking adopted is compensated fully in the stumpage appraisal.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
The factories exert every effort to secure adequate supplies of timber from the farm woodlands, sawmills and logging camps.The School Book of Forestry|Charles Lathrop Pack
- 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
"act of felling timber," 1706, verbal noun from log (v.1).
"act of recording in a log," 1941, verbal noun from log (v.2).
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