- the act of logging in to a database, mobile device, or computer, especially a multiuser computer or a remote or networked computer system.
- a username and password that allows a person to log in to a computer system, network, mobile device, or user account.
- to log in: Login with your new password. See log1(def 17).
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.
Examples from the Web for login
Contemporary Examples of login
My login is my junior-high AOL screen name, which I always told people came from a nickname on the basketball team.
Were they going to use the word ‘login,’ or ‘handle,’ or something technical like that?
Login to your account and check to see what fund the money is in.Ask the Blogger: Why Isn't My IRA Doing Anything?
October 22, 2012
Login or register on The Daily Beast and leave a comment in the thread below.Your Puffy-Face Moments, Inspired by Ashley Judd
April 13, 2012
Historical Examples of login
"Your login and password," she said, looking a little surprised.
I'd like you to tell me your login and password for your Pirate Party email, please?
I saw Severe Haircut Woman's face, saw her smirk as she asked me for my login.
Word Origin and History for login
in the computer sense, as one word, by 1983, from log in.